West of Shetland EPS enters start-up phase
Hurricane Energy says first hydrocarbons have flowed into the process system of the FPSO Aoka Mizu west of Shetland.
This represents the start-up phase of the Lancaster basement oilfield early production system (EPS), under which two production wells will be tested and shut-in for data gathering.
During the shut-ins cleaning and pigging of the flowlines will follow for flow assurance purposes.
The start-up phase will conclude with simultaneous flow from both wells for 72 consecutive hours, after which Hurricane expects to make a further announcement of ‘First Oil.’
To date five wells have been drilled on Lancaster. The EPS will initially deliver 17,000 b/d, ramping up to 20,000 b/d.