Gas production starts at UK Rhum field

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 27 -- BP PLC and Iranian Oil Co. UK Ltd. have begun natural gas production and export from what was the UK's largest undeveloped gas discovery, Rhum gas field, 240 miles northeast of Aberdeen.

The high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) reservoir is flowing through the 3/29a-5 well, drilled earlier this year, at an initial rate of 130 MMscfd of gas. Production is expected to plateau at 300 MMscfd of gas when all three development wells are on stream.

Rhum has estimated reserves of 800 bcf of gas. It is a subsea tieback to BP-operated Bruce field. Gas will be exported from Bruce via the Frigg pipeline system to St. Fergus and associated condensate will be piped via Bruce into the Forties Pipeline System.

The development of a HPHT gas reservoir using a long-distance subsea tie-back is a world first, BP said.

Related Articles

Sinopec reveals Fuling field production capacity goals

03/25/2014 Sinopec plans to develop Fuling shale gas field in southwestern China to a production capacity of 10 billion cu m (bcm)/year by 2017, the company s...

IEA: Global oil demand revised upward on stronger data

03/24/2014 Global oil demand in 2013 rose by 1.3 million b/d year-over-year to 91.3 million b/d, according to the latest, near-complete set of demand data for...

Santos brings Peluang gas development on stream

03/24/2014

Santos Ltd., Adelaide, has started natural gas production from its Peluang development offshore the Indonesian island of Java.

Cenovus gets AER approval for Grand Rapids oil sands project

03/21/2014 Cenovus Energy Inc. reported that it has received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for its wholly owned Grand Rapids thermal oil sa...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected