Compressor upgrade planned for Siri

Production from the Siri area fields in the Danish North Sea has fallen below expectations according to partner Noreco.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway -- Production from the Siri area fields in the Danish North Sea has fallen below expectations according to partner Noreco.

This is due to Siri field's gas handling capacity constraints, which came to light following start-up of the Nini East satellite field in February.

Additionaly, the Siri SCB-1 production well has been shut in since late April pending repair of a safety valve.

Noreco says the partners, led by operator DONG Energy, have agreed to upgrade a compressor at Siri, with the work scheduled for December. This will necessitate a two-week shutdown of production from Siri, Nini, and Cecilie.

As for SCB-1, DONG plans to replace the subsea control module for the safety valve and also the jumper between the subsea tree and the module. This work is scheduled to take place in October.

In the Norwegian sector, Noreco says the Oselvar development, also operated by DONG, is progressing as scheduled and within budget, and is currently almost 32% complete.

The Nemo partners have agreed on a development based on a subsea tieback to the Pierce field on the UK side of the North Sea median line. The partners, led by Lundin, have issued invitations to tender. Noreco expects project sanction to go through this fall.

For the remainder of this year, Noreco will particpate in three exploration wells in the North Sea, the first of which – the RWE Dea-operated Zidane-1 – is drilling currently.

Work on the Noreco-operated Svaneøgle prospect should start late this year, pending rig availability. And the Lundin-operated Barchan well should also spud during 4Q 2010.



08/05/2010

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