Lancaster oil shipments start off the UK
Hurricane Energy has sold the first cargo of crude oil from the early production system on Lancaster field in the West of Shetland area offshore the UK.
Hurricane says Lancaster is the UK’s first producing basement field.
The company is developing it in phases, beginning with two wells tied back to the Bluewater Energy Services Aoka Mizu floating production, storage, and offloading vessel.
It expects production from the early phase to average 17,000 b/d of oil, which assumes gross production of 20,000 bd and operating efficiency of 85% after ramp-up.
Production began on June 4. The Amundsen Spirit shuttle tanker lifted the first cargo on June 18.