MARATHON STARTS E. BRAE PRODUCTION
Marathon Oil U.K. Ltd., operator for the Brae group, has begun production from East Brae gas/condensate field, site of Marathon's third major platform in the Brae trend of the U.K. North Sea. East Brae is the largest Brae field developed to date. The field, in Blocks 16/3a and 16/3b, contains recoverable reserves of more than 300 million bbl of liquid hydrocarbons and 1.4 tcf of gas. East Brae liquids production is expected to peak at a rate of 115,000 b/d in November.