Cook field produces first crude oil

UK firm Enterprise Oil PLC has put Cook oil field in the UK North Sea on stream.The field is producing at 10,000 b/d, and output is expected to reach 20,000 b/d by 2001.Start-up took place 10 weeks ahead of schedule on Apr. 21, Enterprise said.Cook, on UK Block 21/20a, 180 km east of Aberdeen, has estimated reserves of 20 million boe of oil and 15 bcf of gas. The field was discovered in 1983, and development approval for the £59 million project was granted in May 1999.Production is tied back to the Anasuria floating production, storage, and offloading vessel. Oil export will be via shuttle tanker, and gas export via the Fulmar pipeline to Scotland's St. Fergus gas terminal.Operat...

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