Repsol Sinopec Flows First Oil from North Sea Shaw Field
Repsol Sinopec Resources UK announced Tuesday that first oil has begun to flow from the Shaw field, which is part of a major redevelopment of the Montrose Area in the Central North Sea.
The Montrose Area Redevelopment (MAR) project includes the development of three new fields - Godwin, Cayley and Shaw - and a new bridge-linked production platform (BLP) connected to the Montrose Alpha to provide additional process and plant support facilities.
The Godwin field has been developed via an extended reach well from the Arbroath platform and the Cayley and Shaw fields have been developed as subsea tie-backs to the BLP.
Shaw production will be followed by Cayley by the end of Q2 2017, with gross incremental production expected to peak at up to 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. The project is expected to unlock up to 100 million barrels of oil equivalent of additional reserves.
“First oil from Repsol Sinopec Resources and Marubeni’s Montrose Area Redevelopment project epitomises the additional value that can be achieved by integrating new and existing infrastructure to unlock significant resources from fields across the UK Continental Shelf,” Andy Samuel, Oil and Gas Authority chief executive, said in an organization statement.
“The investment in the new bridge linked platform will substantially increase the life of the Montrose Area fields with the construction stage supporting many jobs in the supply chain, including the construction of the jacket on Tyneside,” he added.
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