COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Maersk Oil & Gas says production has started from the new unmanned Tyra Southeast-B platform in the Danish North Sea.
The facility, 220 km (67 mi) offDenmark’s west coast, is expected to produce around 20 MMbbl of oil and 170 bcf of gas, with peak production in 2017 of 20,000 boe/d. Bladt Industries built the jackets and topsides at its yard in northern Jutland.
Last December theEnsco 72 began drilling the first well which should deliver 2,600 boe/d. The Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) plans to drill eight to 12 horizontal wells during 2015-2017, each around 6 km (3.7 mi) long.
Maersk estimates the cost of theTyra Southeast expansion at DKK 4.5 billion ($646 million), including the 4,700-metric ton (5,181-ton) platform, the wells and the subsea pipelines. The investment is the largest made by the DUC, of which Maersk is operator, since the approval of the Phase IV development of the Halfdan field in 2007.
DUC comprises A.P. Møller - Mærsk (31.2%), Shell (36.8%), Nordsøfonden (20%), and Chevron (12.0%).