LONDON – EnQuest is working on two potential heavy oil developments in the UK northern North Sea, the company revealed in its latest results statement.
It will shortly start assessing prospects for the Bentley field and aims to draw up a development plan this year for Bressay, previously operated by Chevron and later Equinor. One option is a tieback to the Kraken field infrastructure.
At the Magnus field in the same region, EnQuest expects to drill three wells this year, followed by two more wells in 2023. It estimates remaining 2C resources at around 35 MMboe.
In addition, the company is considering side-track opportunities for the Kraken field, and it will also participate in two wells later this year at Golden Eagle in the central UK North Sea later this year.
As for decommissioning, the Heather area well P&A program is progressing with 16 well abandonments scheduled for 2022. The drilling rig at Thistle will shortly be reactivated, with 16 wells set to be abandoned under this year's well P&A campaign, scheduled to start in April.
EnQuest expects to award topsides and jacket removal contracts for Heather and Thistle later in 2022.
Finally, following Cessation of Production (CoP) at Alma/Galia, the Dons and Broom, preparations continue for the subsea well P&A and infrastructure removal at all three fields. The goal is to be execution-ready by the end of 2023.