RWE Dea Gets Govt Nod for Clipper South Gas Field Development

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has approved RWE Dea’s field development plan for the Clipper South gas field in the UK sector of the North Sea. The field will be developed by five horizontal wells, each containing up to six hydraulic fractures, connecting to a wellhead platform and then piped to the LOGGS PR platform. Production will be transported to the Theddlethorpe terminal. Clipper South gas will be processed at LOGGS under the terms of a Gas Transportation and Processing Agreement with the LOGGS owners.

All major contracts for the development were awarded, and first gas is expected in the first quarter of 2012. Production is anticipated to reach a maximum rate of 100 MMcf/d.

The Clipper South gas field is located on UK Blocks 48/19c, 48/19a and 48/20a and straddles Production Licenses P008 and P465 in the Southern North Sea. RWE Dea serves as the operator and holds a 50% interest; Fairfield Acer Limited holds the remaining 50%.

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