Irish Authorities Reject Plans for Corrib Terminal
The local authorities in Ireland have refused planning permission for a terminal to receive gas from the offshore Corrib field. Plans from operator Enterprise Energy Ireland called for the terminal to be built at Bellanaboy Bridge in County Mayo on the northwestern coast. The partners in the field will now evaluate this rejection by the authorities and consider alternative options for a development.
Containing some 25 billion cubic meters of gas, Corrib lies 70 kilometers from land in 350 meters of water and was due to come on stream in the second half of 2005. It was discovered by Enterprise in October 1996, and several appraisal wells have since been drilled in the structure. The development plan has been based on using subsea production installations tied back by pipeline to the land terminal.
Enterprise Energy Ireland, a Shell subsidiary, holds a 45 percent interest in the field, while Marathon International Petroleum Hibernia holds 18.5 percent and Statoil holds the remaining 36.5 percent.
Operates 30 Offshore Rigs
- UK Firm Intertek Says Employee Involved in Shell Oil Theft Case (Jan 17)
- Shell Looks Beyond Road Fuels to Secure Future of Refining (Nov 06)
- API Panel Member: Voluntary Methane Program Forthcoming (Oct 06)
Company: Statoil more info
Operates 1 Offshore Rigs
- Statoil May Build Onshore Terminal for Castberg Oil -Minister (Jan 16)
- Canadian Offshore Oil Interest Grows As Pipeline Woes Sink Alberta Prices (Dec 20)
- Sharp Fall In Applications For Norway's Arctic Oil Permits (Dec 05)
Company: Marathon Oil Company more info
Operates 4 Offshore Rigs
- Harvey's Wake Tempers Bullish Outlook for US Oil Output Growth (Sep 01)
- RoyalGate to Drill New Well in Equatorial Guinea's Block Z (Sep 25)
- ShaMaran Subsidiary to Contest TAQA Default Notice (Sep 21)