PARIS -- Production of first gas from the K5F field has been achieved, according to Total.
K5F, part of its gas development project in the K5a block of the Dutch continental shelf, will be the first project in the world to use all-electrically activated subsea equipment, the company says.
Production began on Sept. 6, 2008, and the field is currently producing approximately 45 MMcf/d of gas. Production is expected to ramp up to 90 MMcf/d of gas in the coming months, the company says.
The development phase included the completion of two subsea wells, and the installation of a 10-km (6-mi) long, 20-cm (8-in.) diameter subsea pipeline, which is connected to the existing K6N satellite platform. After treatment, the gas is transported onshore to Uithuizen (Groningen) through the NoordGasTransport pipeline.