Duart on stream early

Production has started two months ahead of schedule from Talisman Energy's Duart field in the UK North Sea.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK --Production has started two months ahead of schedule from Talisman Energy's Duart field in the UK North Sea.

Duart was discovered in 1988 in block 14/20b, 5 mi (8 km) west of the Tartan platform, and has been developed as a single-well tieback to this structure. Its oil will be exported with other Tartan area production via the Flotta system.

Initial flow rates should exceed 6,000 b/d.

Talisman operates the field with a 50% interest, with the remainder held by Nexen Petroleum UK.

09/24/2007

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