LONDON – RockRose Energy expects to spend around $85 million on its North Sea E&P assets.
Much of this is related to the Arran gas field tieback to Shell’s Shearwater platform in the UK central North Sea.
Elsewhere in the sector, programs are under way to extend the producing lives of the Ross and Blake fields from 2024 to at least 2029.
Next month a 35-day ‘walk to work’ campaign is scheduled to ensure continued production through the FPSO Bleo Holm.
Operator Repsol Sinopec Resources is also assessing infill opportunities in the Blake Channel and Flank areas and expects to finish a field development plan for the Tain field by year-end.
Anticipated dates for cessation of production (CoP) at B-Block have been extended from 2019 to 2021; CoP at Mordred and Galahad in the southern UK sector has now been pushed out from 2020 to 2023; and decommissioning of Galley in the central sector will now take place three years later than planned, in 2024.
In the Dutch North Sea, CoP of the Hanze oil field has been extended from 2025 to 2031. Decommissioning is currently being completed of the Halfweg facilities, with heavy lift at the Markham ST-1 platform due to take place this summer.
Petrogas recently drilled successful a development well on Block A18 in the Dutch and positive appraisal wells in B10 and A15.
Logging data revealed the Pleistocene Q reservoir units were either as expected, or better than prognosis.