Venture Production Submits Application to Develop Greater Kittiwake Area

Venture Production (North Sea Developments) Limited has applied to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for consent to develop the Greater Kittiwake Area, approximately 138km east of Peterhead. Consent is requested to drill appraisal wells into the Grouse, Wagtail and Whinchat fields, develop the suspended Goosander production well, install a 30" pipeline bundle between Goosander and Kittiwake and risers to the Kittiwake platform, drill water injection wells into the Grouse and Goosander fields, drill development wells into the Wagtail and Whinchat fields, tie the Grouse, Wagtail and Whinchat fields back to towheads in the Goosander to Kittiwake pipeline bundle and install a new shuttle tanker loading system for oil export from Kittiwake.

In accordance with the above-mentioned Regulations this application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement, which may be downloaded from the website using the link below. Copies of the Statement may also be obtained from Peter Scott-Wilson, RSK ENSR Environment, 5 Golden Square, Aberdeen, AB10 1RD (tel: 01224 624624, fax: 01224 649640).

Members of the public have 28 days from the date of publication of this notice to make representations in relation to the application by letter, fax or e-mail to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. These should be marked "Project D/2644/2005" and addressed to Cara Noble (EIA Co-ordinator), DTI, Energy Resources and Development Unit, Atholl House, 86-88 Guild Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6AR (fax: 01224 254019). E-mail

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