GDF Suez turns on taps at Juliet in North Sea
GDF Suez E&P UK has started gas production from the Juliet field in the UK southern North Sea, 39 km (24 mi) from the English eastern coast.
Gas is flowing from the West well. A second well, Juliet East, is expected to come onstream during the current quarter. At peak, the wells are estimated to deliver 80 MMcf/d (2.3 MMcm/d).
Production is transported through a 22-km (13.7-mi) pipeline to the Pickerill A platform, and from there through an existing export pipeline to the Theddlethorpe gas terminal on the Lincolnshire coast.
GDF Suez discoveredJuliet in block 47/14b in December 2008 with well 47/14b-10. The Rotliegendes Leman sandstone reservoir has estimated reserves of 11.6 MMboe.
Last month the company brought onstreamOrca, the second trans-median line gas field development in the southern North Sea (Dutch/UK sectors).