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.

Offshore staff

GODALMING, UK – Hurricane Energy says first hydrocarbons have flowed into the process system of the FPSO Aoka Mizuwest 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.

05/13/2019

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