North Sea Thistle platform overhaul continues

EnQuest has provided an update on its E&P operations in the UK northern North Sea.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKEnQuest has provided an update on its E&P operations in the UK northern North Sea.

Well A57/58 has been completed in the eastern fault block of the Thistle field and is producing more than 1,500 boe/d. The Thistle power project is under way, and a new 30 MW gas turbine will be operational in late 2012. The plant was commissioned following lower than expected power availability in 2011.

Former production well A16/26 has been worked over to provide injection support south of Thistle’s main fault block. Drilling has been completed and the well should be commissioned during the current quarter.

Operations have started on Dev-P1, the first well in the Deveron field for more than 20 years. The well will be completed with electric submersible pumps.

Production from the recently drilled S8z and S9 producer injectors on Don Southwest has stabilized at around 5,000 boe/d.

Work continues on upgrading the Heather platform drilling rig, which should be operational next year.

The Ivy exploration well was a dry hole. The reservoir encountered was as prognosed, but no porosity or permeability was evident. Drilling on the Crathes prospect started early this month.

EnQuest expects to receive sanction before the end of this year for the Alma/Galia development.

Amjad Bseisu, CEO, said: “EnQuest is now concluding its active 10-well drilling program for 2011 - five new production wells have been brought onstream during the year, one on Don Southwest, one on Conrie, and three on Thistle.”

11/21/2011

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