North Sea Tolmount East close to startup

Aug. 25, 2023
Harbour Energy provides offshore UK project updates.

Offshore staff

LONDON  Harbour Energy expects first gas from its Tolmount East development in the southern UK North Sea around the end of this year.

Plus, the company’s multi-well subsea tieback of the Talbot Field to its Judy platform in the central UK North Sea is on schedule for startup toward the end of 2024.

In the same region, Harbour is appraising the Leverett gas discovery, which could lead to a subsea tieback to the Britannia production complex.

Next year the company plans to drill on North West Seymour to extend the producing life of the Armada gas complex, along with associated plant modifications, to 2030.

Harbour is a partner to Apache in the Beryl Field. Although two new wells initially delivered high rates, full-year production has been impacted by a delay in bringing the wells online and Apache’s decision to pause further subsea and platform drilling following the UK government’s decision to increase petroleum taxes.

Other UK field activity includes the start of development drilling at the CNOOC-operated Buzzard Northern Terrace as well as a return to platform drilling at Clair Phase 1, development drilling at Clair Ridge and a new three-well subsea drilling campaign at Schiehallion, all operated by bp west of Shetland.