Production has begun from the Maersk Oil-operated Flyndre field in the UK and Norwegian North Sea.
First oil began to flow on 26 March, traveling 25 km via pipeline to the Repsol Sinopec-operated Clyde platform. Production from the Flyndre field is expected to peak at 10,000 barrels of oil per day, with the field expected to produce until at least 2023.
As well as today’s new production, Maersk Oil continues to focus on the North Sea region, where it is delivering value from a substantial producing asset base and major new developments such as the Maersk Oil-operated Culzean field on the UK Continental Shelf and the company’s stake in Norway’s Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup field.
Gretchen Watkins, Maersk Oil CEO, said, “Flyndre first oil represents new production for both the UK and Norway, and we’re pleased to have worked with partners on both sides of the border to deliver this development.”
The field, which was discovered in 1974, lies 293 km southeast of Aberdeen and 325km west south-west of Stavanger and straddles the UK/Norway median line. It was developed as a subsea tie-back to the Repsol Sinopec-operated Clyde platform with a single production well. The export route takes production from the Clyde platform, via the Repsol Sinopec-operated Fulmar platform and onwards to Teesside via the Norpipe system.
“By combining experience and strong technical capabilities, Maersk Oil is helping engineer a bright future across the North Sea, and bringing new developments on stream is always a strong signifier of that,” Ms Watkins added.
Partners in the Flyndre field development are Maersk Oil UK Limited (65.941%), Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited (22.739%), Repsol Sinopec North Sea Limited (4.24%), Maersk Oil Norway AS (6.255%), Statoil Petroleum AS (0.471%) and Petoro AS (0.354%).