Workovers boost output at Beatrice

Ithaca Energy has lifted oil production from the Beatrice complex in the Moray Firth off northeast Scotland to an average of 10,678 b/d.

Offshore staff

CALGARY, Alberta -- Ithaca Energy has lifted oil production from the Beatrice complex in the Moray Firth off northeast Scotland to an average of 10,678 b/d.

The increase was down to the Beatrice field coming back on line strongly following an outage in the first part of the year, and the Jacky field performing above expectations.

Ithaca has completed preparations for a workover program on Beatrice Alpha, comprising coiled tubing well clean up.

In mid-July, a hydraulic workover unit will be installed on the Beatrice Alpha platform for the main workover operation. This will be deployed to replace downhole pumps on four production wells and to replace tubing in one water injector.

There will also be well interventions that will involve perforating across a previously untapped section of the Beatrice reservoir (B sands) to access further reserves. Ithaca says it executed a similar intervention earlier this year in the Beatrice Bravo area.

The combined impact of the various interventions should be a further hike in production of 1,550 b/d, Ithaca claims.


07/07/2010

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