Enterprise Oil to Perform Maintenance Work on Nelson Platform

Enterprise Oil's Nelson platform in the Central North Sea will be operating at reduced output until mid August as a result of essential maintenance work on its gas compressor.

Following the scheduled shut down of the platform in June/July, a fault was identified in the compressor on restart. As a result, the compressor will be returned onshore to the original equipment manufacturer for the necessary remedial work to be conducted safely.

Commissioning of the reassembled compressor is expected offshore within the next two weeks, and it is anticipated that, subject to the successful completion of the work, normal production levels will be achieved in mid August. In the interim, production at reduced levels of around 25,000 barrels of oil per day will come through the platform.

Enterprise has operated the Nelson field since first oil in 1994. It was discovered in 1988 and has produced over 300 million barrels of oil.