Shell starts up Starling

Shell UK has produced first gas from the £175 million ($324 million) Starling development in the central North Sea.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK --Shell UK has produced first gas from the £175 million ($324 million) Starling development in the central North Sea.

The Starling field, discovered in 1979 in 100 m (328 ft) water depth in block 29/3a, is tied back subsea to Shell's Shearwater platform, 33 km (20.5 mi) to the northeast.

Produced gas from the wellstream is exported via the SEAL pipeline from Shearwater southeast to the Bacton processing terminal on the English east coast.

Starling's oil and natural gas liquids head to BP's Kinneil terminal in Scotland, via the Forties trunkline.

01/14/2008

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