LONDON -- Production has begun from the Rita field, according to E.ON Ruhrgas UK North Sea. The field is located in the UK southern gas basin in blocks 44/21b and 44/22c.
Development approval for the Rita gas field was granted in early 2008. The field has been developed as a subsea development tied back via a 14-km (8.7-mi) pipeline to the E.ON Ruhrgas-operated Hunter field. The Carboniferous reservoir was accessed via a dual lateral well. Each leg was drilled as a 6-in. (15-cm) hole and has a horizontal length of more than 800 m (2,625 ft). Gas is exported via the CMS infrastructure to the Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal on the UK East Coast, where the gas is supplied to the UK market.