EnQuest Producer completes sea trials

March 19, 2015

EnQuest’s Alma/Galia development floating production vessel the EnQuest Producer has left its berth in Newcastle, northern England, where it was undergoing finishing and commissioning works, and has completed marine trials. 

The 249m-long unit, previously Bluewater’s Uisge Gorm, arrived at OGN’s yard in November 2013 (pictured). Once relocated to Alma/Galia, in Blocks 30/24, 30/25 and 30/29, 310km south-east of Aberdeen in the UK North Sea, it will be hooked up to five pre-drilled wells, which will be brought on stream one week at a time. 

EnQuest’s recently increase the net 2P reserves estimate for Alma/Galia to about 26 MMboe following positive results from the wells which have been drilled.

Also in the North Sea, EnQuest is progressing the Kraken heavy oil development. In 2015, subsea hardware for the subsea/FPSO development will be installed, including the manifolds for the first drill centre which connect to the templates already installed, two templates for the second drill centre, installation of the mooring system for the FPSO and start the drilling program. A drilling rig is expected on location in H2 2015 to start the Kraken batch top-hole drilling program. 

Dry docking for the Kraken FPSO conversion in Singapore is scheduled to be undertaken to install the FPSO turret infrastructure by the end of Q1 2015. 

In Malaysia, EnQuest is working on the development of the Tanjong Baram field, with first oil scheduled by the end of H1 2015. The PM8/Seligi work program is focused on well intervention activities and improvements to the field infrastructure, including work on gas compressors, pipelines and generators.

Back in the North Sea, following front end engineering design studies, submission of a field development plan is anticipated in 2015 for the development of Scolty/Crathes. 

EnQuest is also restarting drilling on Thistle in 2015, with three new production wells due to be brought on steam. The Ythan field, on the Don North East license, will also be brought on stream by mid-2015.  



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