Production Halted at Shearwater Field in North Sea

Shell reports that operations at its Shearwater field in the UK Sector of the North Sea are still halted. The field was shut in on Saturday as a precaution due to minor pressure change. Shearwater is a high pressure/high temperature field with reservoir conditions of 1000bar and 180°C with hydrogen sulphide, carbon dioxide and a high salinity aquifer.

A spokesperson for Shell was unsure how long the field would be closed. Operations are currently underway to determine the cause of the pressure change.

The Shearwater field is located in the Central North Sea in block 22/30b approximately 138 miles east of Aberdeen. Partners in the field are Shell, ExxonMobil and BP.

Shearwater Platform