Development of the Finlaggan field in the UK Central North is progressing as planned and is on pace to deliver first production in the fourth quarter of 2020, operator Zennor Petroleum said in an update on Monday.
The UK based company is currently developing the 100% owned Finlaggan field (block 21/05c and 21/05d, Licence P2013), targeting 30mmboe of gas condensate reserves from two subsea production wells tied back 20 kilometers to the ConocoPhilips operated Britannia platform through a pipe-in-pipe subsea system controlled via an electrohydraulic umbilical. Water depth in the areas is approximately 130-140 meters.
Zennor reported that both Finlaggan production wells (F1 and F2) have been drilled and cased to their target depths with long and highly productive lateral sections through the Lower Cretaceous reservoirs.
The company said results from both wells have been very encouraging with F1 demonstrating high quality hydrocarbon bearing sands in the northern extension of Finlaggan as prognosed, and F2 proving sand continuity over the previously interpreted fault between the southern two segments of the field.
Completion and clean-up operations across both wells are now underway and are expected to be finished during the current quarter, it said.
The majority of the subsea installation work is expected to occur in 2019 with first gas scheduled after the final tie-ins are completed during the triannual Britannia shutdown.
“All aspects of the Finlaggan development project are firmly on track to deliver first production in Q4 2020 as planned,” said Martin Rowe, Zennor’s Managing Director.
The company added that all major Finlaggan offtake agreements have been executed in line with previously agreed commercial terms. These agreements provide for the export of Finlaggan production through the Britannia facilities, the Forties Pipeline System, the SAGE Terminal and the SEGAL System.
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