DONG aims to re-start Siri

DONG is working on a temporary solution to stabilize the water buffer tank of the Siri platform in the Danish North Sea, according to partner Noreco.

Offshore staff

COPENHAGEN -- DONG is working on a temporary solution to stabilize the water buffer tank of the Siri platform in the Danish North Sea, according to partner Noreco.

Safety concerns have led to production at Siri and its satellite fields Nini and Cecilie being suspended since Aug. 31, but DONG expects to bring the field back on stream later this month, subject to approval from certifying and governmental bodies and depending on weather conditions. Once a temporary solution is in place, work will start on a more permanent solution.

Development of Nini East is progressing as planned, Noreco adds, and the third and final well is currently being drilled. Nini East is another tie-back to Siri, and should start up soon after operations are restored at the Siri field.

Elsewhere in the Danish sector, Noreco says the Hess-operated South Arne field produced 22,000 boe/d last month, slightly down on October’s level, due mainly to workover operations. Early in the New Year, two new infill wells will be drilled, both wells expected on stream next summer.

The Lulita field remained shut in last month, following repairs of a gas compressor on the Maersk-operated Harald platform. Service at Lulita should resume during the first part of 2010.

12/07/2009

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