LONDON – Serica Energy has shut down production from the Rhum gas-condensate field in the UK northern North Sea, after identifying a fault in the field’s subsea control module.
The company plans a replacement program using a spare module held in stock, and involving diving operations.
Serica expects that production, sent to the Bruce platform complex, will not resume for at least a fortnight. Production from the Bruce field has not been adversely affected, it added.
Combined output from the company’s Bruce, Erskine and Columbus fields has averaged over 10,000 boe/d net this year, and Serica plans to look for ways to optimize Bruce’s production rates during the Rhum shutdown period.