Ithaca Energy: Stella Production Start-up Delayed

Ithaca Energy Inc. announced Thursday that the start-up of the Stella field, located in the central North Sea, has been pushed back to February.

“Preparation for start-up of the Stella field is well advanced, with only completion of the previously announced fault remediation works on the FPF-1 electrical junction boxes outstanding prior to the delivery of first hydrocarbons,” Ithaca said in a company statement.

“The inspection and repair program has been progressing well, with the work now in the latter stages of completion, although challenging offshore weather conditions have impacted the pace of activities on the vessel at times. Conclusion of the work is now expected to push the commencement of Stella production into February 2017,” Ithaca said.

In November 2016, Ithaca said the Stella field would come online in January 2017 after a program of necessary repairs was identified.

During routine inspections, faults on a number of electrical junction boxes on the vessel’s processing facilities were recognized.

“The safety and integrity of the facility is paramount and we must ensure that everything is done meticulously in advance of the introduction of hydrocarbons into the facility,” Les Thomas, Ithaca CEO, said in a company statement at the time.



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