Aoka Mizu FPSO

Hurricane stabilises Lancaster field output

Hurricane Energy has stabilised production from its Lancaster Early Production System (EPS), located in the West of Shetland area, following the commissioning of the electric submersible pumps on two producing wells.

Aoka Mizu FPSO; Source: Bluewater

Hurricane said on Monday that the commissioning of the ESPs has been completed successfully on both Lancaster EPS producing wells.

Following the successful ESP commissioning programme, which started in early July, the 205/21a-6 well has been returned to the natural flow, while the 205/21a-7z well will continue being produced using an ESP.

According to Hurricane, a period of ESP testing has seen Lancaster EPS production increase from c.15,000 bopd to c.17,000 bopd as oil and water production from the 205/21a-7z well has stabilised.

With the 205/21a-7z well currently flowing using the ESP, Hurricane said that there has been no evidence of the performance issues which led to this well being temporarily shut-in at the end of May 2020.

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As part of the ongoing geological and technical review, the company continues to evaluate options to enhance production from its West of Shetland asset base.

Production guidance will remain suspended at this time until the technical review is complete or until production uncertainties have reduced.

It is also worth mentioning that a planned annual week-long maintenance shut down of the Aoka Mizu FPSO is scheduled for September 2020.