ABERDEEN, UK — Ancala Midstream has commemorated the 30th anniversary of the commissioning of the SAGE gas export system in the North Sea. First gas flowed from the SAGE Terminal at St Fergus, north of Aberdeen, into the UK’s National Grid on Aug. 2, 1992.
The UK currently imports more than 50% of its gas. The SAGE terminal can provide up to 15% of the domestic supply, sent from fields in the UK and Norwegian North Sea through the 323-km (200-mi) export pipeline system (SAGE and Beryl offshore pipelines), which has a nominal capacity of 1,150 cu ft per day.
Gas is redelivered to shippers at the entry point into the National Transmission System at St Fergus with NGL redelivered to shippers at the entry point to the Forties onshore pipeline system and the SEGAL system.
Jim Halliday, CEO of operator Ancala Midstream, said, “We strongly believe in the future potential of SAGE and will continue to provide secure services to its current and future customer base for the next 20 years. The role of gas infrastructure in enabling the transition to low emission energy is evidenced by the role the SAGE system will play in the Scottish Cluster as a potential provider of CO2 removal and ancillary services.
“A project to remove CO2 from the gas supply at SAGE has already been recognized by the UK government as being eligible for future support. “
The SAGE Terminal and Pipeline owners are SAGE North Sea (30.3%), Harbour Energy (19.7%), and Brae Group - TAQA Bratani Ltd. and Sprit Energy, NEO (50%)
Beryl Pipeline owners are SAGE North Sea (60.6%) and Harbour Energy (39.4%).