Drilling contracts awarded for North Sea Seagull tieback

Neptune Energy and partners BP and JAPEX have issued three-year drilling services contracts for the Seagull project in the UK central North Sea.

Location of the Seagull field in the UK central North Sea.
Location of the Seagull field in the UK central North Sea.
(Courtesy Neptune Energy)

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LONDONNeptune Energy and partners BP and JAPEX have issued three-year drilling services contracts for the Seagull project in the UK central North Sea.

  • M I Drilling Fluids will provide mud, drilling fluids and wellbore clean-up services
  • Halliburton Manufacturing & Services will provide HP/HT completions equipment
  • Schlumberger Oilfield UK will provide perforating services.

Seagull will initially produce around 50,000 boe/d (80% oil), and is expected to produce for 10 years. Proven plus probable gross reserves are estimated at 50 MMboe.

The field, in license P1622, block 22/29C, will be tied back to the BP-operated ETAP Central Processing Facility (CPF) 17 km (11 mi) to the south, partly using existing subsea infrastructure that would otherwise have been decommissioned.

Produced gas will land ashore at the CATS processing terminal at Teesside, northeast England, while the oil will head through the Forties Pipeline System to the Kinneil Terminal, Grangemouth, central Scotland.

Neptune acquired its 35% operated interest in Seagull from Apache North Sea in 2018.

12/05/2019

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