CALGARY, Canada --Cirrus Energy anticipates first gas from its M7-A project in the Dutch North Sea late in 2008.
Fabrication of the platform topsides and sub-structure is on schedule. Offshore activities should start in July, with installation of the riser and tie-in facilities at NAM's host L09-FF process platform.
In August, the pipeline should be laid connecting the two platforms, with installation of M7-A's platform completed in September. The jackupNoble Lynda Bossler will then perform the sidetrack and completion for the M7-5 production well.
The same rig will likely also handle development drilling for Cirrus' M1-A project, where fabrication is under way of a subsea protection structure. Following the expected delivery of high pressure equipment late this fall, Cirrus plans to delay offshore operations until spring 2009, with first gas due shortly afterwards.