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Production has begun from the Maersk Oil-operated Flyndre field in the UK and Norwegian North Sea.
First oil began to flow at 20:00 hrs on Sunday 26 March, travelling 25 km via pipeline to the Repsol Sinopec-operated Clyde platform. Production from the Flyndre field is expected to peak at around 10,000 bopd with the field expected to produce until at least 2023.The North Sea is Maersk Oil’s heartland and a core value driver. As well as today’s new production, the company 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 UKCS and our stake in Norway’s Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup field.Maersk Oil CEO, Gretchen Watkins 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 lies approximately 293 km South East of Aberdeen in blocks 30/13 and 30/14 of the UK North Sea and 325km west south-west of Stavanger in block 1/5 (PL018C) of the Norwegian North Sea was discovered in 1974 and straddles the UK/Norway median line.
It is 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,” 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%).
Jonathan MilneOffice: +44 1224 242890Mobile: +44 771 3789536Email: email@example.com
High resolution images of the Flyndre module on the Repsol Sinopec Clyde platform and Gretchen Watkins, Maersk Oil CEO, can be downloaded here. Photos can be selected for download by expanding the “Press 2” menu.
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