Nexen adds further satellite to Golden Eagle in North Sea

Nexen Petroleum U.K. has approval from Britain’s government for the Solitaire development in the central North Sea.

Offshore staff

UXBRIDGE, UK – Nexen Petroleum U.K. has approval from Britain’s government for the Solitaire development in the central North Sea.

The location is in block 14/26a, 2.5 mi (4 km) northeast of the company’s ongoingGolden Eagle area development project.

Nexen plans one subsea production well on the 8-MMbbl Solitaire field. This will be connected to theGolden Eagle northern manifold via an umbilical, a production flowline, and a gas lift flowline.

Detailed design engineering is under way with installation set to start mid-2014, followed by first oil in 2015.

Nexen has a 36.54% operating interest in both projects, the remainder held by Maersk Oil North Sea UK (31.56%), Suncor Energy UK (26.69%), and Edinburgh Oil and Gas Ltd. (5.21%).

1/18/2013

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