UK based mostly Neptune Energy and its three way partnership companions bp and JAPEX, introduced drilling has commenced on the Seagull mission within the UK Central North Sea.
The Gorilla VI (JU-248) jack-up rig, operated by Valaris, will drill 4 wells for the event over the course of the drilling marketing campaign which is anticipated to final 18 months.
Neptune Energy’s UK Managing Director, Alexandra Thomas, mentioned: “In late 2020, we efficiently accomplished the primary subsea development section for the Seagull mission, that underpins Neptune’s additional development on the UKCS.
“Thanks to a collaborative method between Neptune, our companions bp and JAPEX and key contractors, we’re progressing with the mission at tempo and have reached one other necessary milestone.
“Seagull is anticipated to provide 50,000 boe per day (gross) and can make a major contribution to each UK MER and vitality safety, in addition to supporting native provide chains.”
Seagull is a excessive strain, excessive temperature (HPHT) growth on UK licence P1622 Block 22/29C, 17km south of the bp-operated ETAP Central Processing Facility (CPF). Proved plus possible gross reserves are estimated at 50 million boe.
The growth will likely be tied again to the ETAP CPF, partially utilising current subsea infrastructure. Gas from the event will come onshore on the CATS processing terminal at Teesside, whereas oil will come onshore by way of the Forties Pipeline System to the Kinneil Terminal at Grangemouth.
Neptune is the operator of Seagull and has a 35% fairness curiosity. Its three way partnership companions are bp with 50% and JAPEX with 15%.
(Source: Neptune Energy – Image: Rowan Gorilla VI jackup)
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