LONDON – Neptune Energy has issued updates on its field development programs across the North Sea area in its latest results statement.
Fenja’s main subsea and development drilling campaigns have been deferred until 2021.
The schedule for the Gjøa P1 tie-in project in the North Sea remains largely unaffected by current market conditions, but first oil from Wintershall Dea’s Duva tieback to the Neptune-operated Gjøa platform will be delayed by up to six months to 3Q 2021.
Further topsides work for the Duva project, which had been scheduled for the second half of this year, will now take place in 2021 due to COVID-19 related restrictions.
Elsewhere in the Norwegian North Sea, the Gudrun A-15 and Brage A12C wells should both come onstream in the current quarter, while start-up of the Gudrun A-8 well has been delayed.
A three-well program has finished on the Askaladd gas field in the Barents Sea 60 days ahead of schedule. These wells will increase production capacity at the Snøhvit complex.
In the UK central North Sea, first oil from the Seagull project will likely be deferred by up to 15 months to late 2022 due to the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain and logistics.
BP is due to start its ETAP topsides strengthening and installation program in the same sector in early 2021.
At the Sillimanite field in the Dutch sector, a second development well has been completed and should begin producing in the current quarter. The K9ab-A4 development well has been delayed until 2021.
In April, work finished on an offshore campaign to decommission the L10-C/D/G platforms. These have since been transported to the demolition contractor’s yard in the Netherlands for dismantling and recycling.