Kittiwake to accommodate Goosander

Goosander oilfield development approved as subsea tieback to Kittiwake platform

Offshore staff

(Aberdeen) Britain's Department of Trade and Industry has approved Venture Production's plans to develop the Goosander oilfield in the Central North Sea. The scheme involves a 12-km subsea tieback to the operator's Kittiwake platform.

Goosander was discovered in 1998 by well 21/12-3, which flow tested at 8,200 b/d. The well will be re-entered and completed as a producer this spring by the drilling semiTransocean 704. Subject to production performance, Venture may add a water injector well next year for support purposes. The field should come onstream during the summer, with an estimated productive life of 7 to 10 years, and cumulative output of 15.2 MM bbl and 2.6 bcf of gas.

1/26/06

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