Serica restarts production from North Sea platform

Oil and gas company Serica Energy has restared production from the Bruce platform located in the UK North Sea. 

Bruce platform; Source: Serica Energy

As reported on January 30, 2020, production was halted on Bruce whilst engineering work was carried out to secure an unused caisson, which was found to be in a deteriorated condition.

Preliminary estimates were that this work would take approximately two months. During this period there was no production from the Bruce, Keith, and Rhum fields.

In an update on Monday Serica said that the engineering work had been successfully completed and production had restarted.

It is anticipated that production from the Bruce, Keith, and Rhum fields will be fully restored over the coming days, the company added.

Mitch Flegg, Chief Executive of Serica Energy, commented: “We are delighted that we have been able to restart production considerably sooner than we had initially predicted.

“Our expert teams onshore and offshore have successfully executed a program of repairs during some of the most difficult weather conditions experienced in the North Sea for several years. Together with selected contractors we have completed these repairs safely and with no environmental impact.

“This work will have no negative impact on future production rates or on the ultimate recovery of reserves from Bruce, Keith, and Rhum.”

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