Western Isles FPSO on stream

Dana Petroleum's long delayed Western Isles development has produced first oil, it's been reported. 

The UK North Sea development has been brough on stream using a new-build Sevan-design cylindical floating production unit (FPSO) built at COSCO's yard in China. 

It is to produce from the Korea-owned Dana Petroleum's Harris and Barra fields in the northern UK North Sea, 160km east of Shetland in 165m water depth. 

The two fields contain an estimated 45 MMboe recoverable. Plateau production is expected to be around 40,000 boe/d, with a field life of 15 years. 

The development comprises five production wells and four water injection wells, via two eight-slot subsea production manifolds and associated flowlines. Up to three additional exploration wells are also planned. 

The Western Isles development was approved by the authorities in 2012, with first oil then planned for 2015.

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