Huntington’s restricted output extended
Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) has informed that production from the Huntington field, located in the UK North Sea, will continue at restricted rates until the end of February at the earliest.
The company says that normal operations of the CATS gas transport system, which indirectly restricts Huntington output, will not resume until the end of February.
The CATS restrictions are imposed as a consequence of an incident that occurred on the CATS Riser Platform during restart in the middle of December. Huntington resumed production in December, but at reduced rate.
According to Noreco, Huntington production continues at restricted rates, with output around 1 500 barrels of oil per day to Noreco.
Iona Energy, a partner in the field, confirmed that CATS gas export infrastructure is not yet available for normal operations and that field is operating at constrained rates.
The Huntington oil field is operated by E.ON which owns 25% stake. Other partners in the field are Premier Oil with 40% interest, and Noreco and Iona Energy with 20 % and 15% ownership, respectively.