ABERDEEN, UK --Venture Production has submitted an Environmental Impact Assessment for its Stamford field development in the southern North Sea.
The company plans to develop the field, on the UK/Dutch median line, via a single production well. This will be tied back to the Markham compression tower in Dutch waters by a 7-km (4.35-mi), 6-in. (15.2-cm) flowline.
On arrival at Markham, Stamford's gas and condensate will be metered and dried before being commingled with existing production. It will then be routed to Den Helder in The Netherlands, via Wintershall's K/13 platform and the Westgastransport subsea trunkline.
Venture predicts a maximum daily flow rate of around 1,000 MMcm/d (35,315 MMcf/d) in the first year of production (2009), dropping to 64.5 MMcm/d (2,278 MMcf/d) by 2012.