Phillips to develop U.K. Jade discovery

Phillips Petroleum Co. U.K. Ltd. has begun the search for a front-end engineering and design contractor for the development of its Jade discovery in the U.K. North Sea. Block 30/2c Jade is a high-pressure/high-temperature discovery made in March 1996 and appraised with one well in early 1997 (OGJ, Mar. 17, 1997, p. 36). The find lies in 250 ft of water, and Phillips intends to develop it with an unmanned wellhead platform tied back with a 16-in. multiphase pipeline to its Judy platform, which lies 12 miles to the south. Phillips did not disclose its estimate of reserves or of development costs, but said the appraisal well tested at a combined rate of 91 MMcfd of gas and 9...

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