Centrica starts gas production from York in North Sea

Centrica Energy has started production from the York field platform in the UK southern gas basin.

Centrica York platform
Centrica York platform

Offshore staff

WINDSOR, UKCentrica Energy has started production from the York field platform in the UK southern gas basin.

The 2,750-metric ton (3,031-ton) unmanned facility, built by Heerema in Hartleppol, northeast England, was installed in the North Sea last year. It is 40 km (25 mi) east of the Humberside coast in a water depth of 45 m (147 ft).

Gas is exported through a 20-mi (32-km) pipeline to Centrica’s terminal in Easington. Production currently comes from one well, with drilling under way on a second well.

At peak the field will produce about 120 MMcf/d (3.4 MMcm/d).

Greg McKenna, regional director – southern North Sea, said: “The platform has been constructed so that it’s able to receive gas from other adjacent fields, so we will continue to explore future opportunities to develop the project further.”

3/1/2013

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