Chrysaor to boost output from two North Sea fields

North Sea oil and gas operator Chrysaor has applied to the UK authorities for a permission to increase production from two of its operated North Sea fields, Hawkins and Seymour. 

Armada platform; Source: Chrysaor

Chrysaor has submitted a letter of application to the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) in relation to a proposed increase in production from the Hawkins and Seymour fields located 137 miles from the Aberdeenshire coastline.

The company’s application is supported by an Environmental Statement for the proposed increase of production. The Environmental Statement reports the findings of the Environmental Impact Assessment that has been undertaken in support of the application to vary the production consents for Hawkins and Seymour.

Chrysaor North Sea Limited operates the Hawkins and Seymour fields on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf in the central North Sea, within Licence Block 22/05. The fields lie 220 km from the United Kingdom coastline and 3.8 km from the United Kingdom/ Norway median line. Both fields are produced through the Armada platform, in Block 22/05. The Armada platform was installed in 1997 and currently processes produced hydrocarbons from seven other reservoirs including Fleming, Drake, Hawkins (the Armada fields), Seymour, Rev, Maria and Gaupe (North and South).

According to documents submitted by Chrysaor, Hawkins has a maximum production consent level for oil at 0.044 thousand cubic meters per day (35.29 tonnes per day) and for gas 161.6 thousand cubic meters per day.

The company has now applied for the maximum production consent in 2020 of 0.219 thousand cubic meters per day of oil (175.46 tonnes per day) and for gas 936.884 thousand cubic meters per day.

For 2021, Chrysaor applied for 0.181 thousand cubic meters per day of oil (145.24 tonnes per day) and for gas 961.336 thousand cubic meters per day.

The Hawkins well (22/05b-A13) will be drilled from the Armada platform targeting the Hawkins field. Hawkins production will be separated and processed on the Armada platform utilizing existing equipment on Armada. Gas will be exported via the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) pipeline system and the oil through the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) as per current arrangements.

At present, Seymour has a maximum production consent level for oil at 0.35 thousand cubic meters per day (301.7 tonnes per day) and for gas 150 thousand cubic meters per day.

Chrysaor has now applied for the maximum production consent in 2020 of 1.026 thousand cubic meters per day of oil (884.41 tonnes per day) and for gas 766.100 thousand cubic meters per day.

For the year after that, Chrysaor has applied for 0.869 thousand cubic meters per day of oil (749.08 tonnes per day) and for gas 985.200 thousand cubic meters per day.

The Seymour Horst well (22/05b-A14) will also be drilled from the Armada platform targeting the Seymour field.


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