First Oil at Offshore UK Lancaster Field on Track for 1H 2019
First oil at the Lancaster field, located offshore UK, is on track for the first half of next year, Hurricane Energy plc’s chief executive, Robert Trice, announced Thursday.
In an operational update released today, the company revealed that a turret mooring system, including a newly-constructed buoy for the Aoka Mizu FPSO, had been installed at the Lancaster field. The operation utilized the Normand Installer offshore construction vessel, together with associated support vessels.
The completion of the operation “is a critical milestone required to allow the installation of the subsea umbilical, risers, and flowlines (SURF),” Hurricane said in a company statement. SURF is the last phase of the offshore installation program in preparation for the arrival of the Aoka Mizu FPSO at the Lancaster field.
"We are delighted to have completed this weather sensitive turret mooring system installation. The SURF installation campaign is due to commence shortly, with the mobilization of subsea equipment expected to begin in the coming weeks,” Trice said in a company statement.
“We look forward to providing further updates in the run-up to first oil, which remains on track for 1H 2019,” he added.
The Lancaster field has 2P Reserves and 2C Contingent Resources of 523 million stock tank barrels of oil, according to Hurricane. On July 6, Hurricane announced that well completion operations at Lancaster had concluded.
Hurricane Energy was founded in 2005 by Robert Trice with the help of a private investor. The company describes itself as “a new generation of oil company that exists to discover, appraise and develop oil from fractured basement reservoirs”.
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