PARIS – Total has started gas and condensate production from the West Franklin Phase 2 project in the Central Graben area of the UK central North Sea.
The facilities will supply 40,000 boe/d to theElgin/Franklin offshore complex.
West Franklin Phase 2 will develop 85 MMboe of reserves. The project includes drilling three new production wells and the addition of two new installations, the West Franklin wellhead platform and the Elgin B platform, which will be also used to drill new wells on Elgin.
The location is roughly 240 km (149 mi) east of Aberdeen. West Franklin was discovered by Total in 2003 and Phase 1 production started in 2007 with two wells drilled from the Franklin platform.
Total operates Elgin/Franklin, including West Franklin, in partnership with Eni, BG, E.ON, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Summit, and Dyas.