Oil Flows from Ithaca’s Stella Field
Ithaca Energy informed that the production from the Stella field in the UK North Sea has started.
The oil export to the adjacent shuttle tanker has also began following the start-up of production.
The production ramp-up phase will begin when the on-going commissioning of the gas processing and compression facilities is complete, Ithaca informed.
Stella field, together with Harrier field, is a part of Greater Stella Area, located in the Central Graben area of the Central North Sea.
The plan for the joint development of the fields was approved in 2012, and involves the drilling of subsea wells tied back to the ‘FPF-1’ floating production unit, with the onward export of oil and gas.
To maximize initial oil and condensate production and fill the gas processing facilities on the FPF-1, the hub will start-up with five Stella wells.