Goosander oil boosts Kittiwake

Aug. 9, 2006
Venture Production ups throughput at Kittiwake complex through Goosander tieback
(Aberdeen) First oil has flowed from Venture Production's Goosander field in UK North Sea block 21/12. Goosander has been tied back to the Kittiwake platform via two subsea flowline bundles, with a total length of 12-km. Both were manufactured by Subsea7 in Wick, northern Scotland, and have been designed to accommodate future producer and water injector wells. They could also be re-used on future subsea tiebacks elsewhere.

For this development, Venture re-entered the Goosander discovery well 21/12-3, completing it as a producer. It plans to add a water injector next year, subject to early production performance. Venture estimate's the field's proven and probable oil reserves at 15.2 MM bbl, with a field life of seven to 10 years; Dana Petroleum is its 50% co-venturer in the Greater Kittiwake Area program.