TAQA to revive Dutch oil field

TAQA Energy plans to re-start development this month at the Rijn oil field in the Dutch North Sea.

Offshore staff

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- TAQA Energy plans to re-start development this month at the Rijn oil field in the Dutch North Sea.

Rijn was discovered in 1982 in block P15, 40 km (25 mi) offshore Rotterdam, and oil production started in 1985. After more than a decade of continuous production, the oil facilities were shut down in 1998.

TAQA plans to exploit subsequent advances in technology to re-commission the field. It has devised a program of workovers on five oil wells, five water injection wells, and an upgrade of the offshore P15-C processing facilities.

11/10/2010

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