Serica Energy resumes oil, gas production from Erskine field

Serica Energy PLC of London said Erskine field oil and gas production resumed July 27 following clearance of a blockage on a condensate pipeline and also on completion of scheduled maintenance works on the Lomond platform.

Serica Energy PLC of London said Erskine field oil and gas production resumed July 27 following clearance of a blockage on a condensate pipeline and also on completion of scheduled maintenance works on the Lomond platform.

Erskine, a high-pressure, high-temperature development, lies in 90 m of water in the UK North Sea.

The pipeline blockage happened earlier this year in the Lomond-to-Everest export line when a pig became lodged due to wax buildup. Crews used pressure pulsing from both ends of the pipeline as well as a wax solvent.

The field then remained shut for a planned 2-month maintenance program on the Lomond platform, which coincided with a planned 1-month shut down for maintenance of export and processing equipment through which Erskine gas is exported.

Following a short period for final clean-up during the first week of August, production from Erskine is projected to build-up rapidly, Serica Energy said.

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