Hartshead Resources has let a contract to Petrofac to conduct an engineering study to define the company’s Phase I offtake route from Somerville and Anning gas fields in license P2607 on the UK Continental Shelf, the service provider said in a release Oct. 11.
The study will provide a basis for the design and cost estimate, and the brownfield modifications needed, to tie in Hartshead’s proposed new infrastructure to Shell’s Corvette and Leman A platforms in the North Sea. From there the gas will be transported to Bacton for onshore processing and delivery to the UK’s transmission system.
Hartshead Resources NL received a Letter of No Objection from the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) with respect to Phase I development of the fields earlier this year (OGJ Online, July 22, 2022). Hartshead plans to take final investment decision (FID) on the development, including new platforms, in 2023 and aims to achieve first gas in late 2024. Combined, the fields have been classified to hold 2P reserves of 301.5 bcf (52 MMboe) (OGJ Online, May 31, 2022).
The scope of Petrofac’s study includes offshore construction support for the subsea pipeline tie-in activities on the Corvette to Leman Alpha export pipeline, communication connections, pipework for system control and export route options and control room integration.