ABERDEEN, UK — EnQuest has made modifications to its Magnus production complex in the East Shetland Basin in the UK northern North Sea to allow for gas exports of up to 20 MMmscf/d.
Following recent completion of the North West Magnus infill well, overall production rates from the field have averaged about 17,000 boe/d. EnQuest plans to drill a water injector early next year to provide pressure support to this well.
Interventions have allowed the company to restore two of the field’s wells to service this year, and reinstatement work is underway on a third producer well.
In the same region, the company is progressing plugging and abandonment (P&A) at the Heather and Thistle fields, with work completed on 11 wells at Heather and 10 on Thistle. All 30 wells across the two installations should be P&A’d by year end.
After having awarded the removal contract for the Heather topsides in September, a separate process has started for the jacket removal scope. Negotiations continue with a preferred company to perform the full Thistle topsides and jacket removals scopes.
At the Dons, the final phase of removal of subsea infrastructure removal within the 500-m zone ended in October.