Intervention boosts Beatrice field oil flow

Ithaca Energy (UK) Ltd. has increased production from the northern platform of Beatrice oil field in the UK North Sea by 1,500 b/d with well interventions.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Feb. 4
-- Ithaca Energy (UK) Ltd. has increased production from the northern platform of Beatrice oil field in the UK North Sea by 1,500 b/d with well interventions.

The Ensco 80 jack up has moved off the field, which is in the Inner Moray Firth area, after refurbishing and restarting three wells tied into the Beatrice Bravo platform. Ithaca, operator of Beatrice field under a lease from Talisman Energy Inc., had expected the production boost to be about 500 b/d.

The company attributed about 1,000 b/d of the incremental production to the B11 well, in which intervention included perforation across a previously untapped section of the Middle Jurassic Beatrice reservoir to access an undrained part of the field.

Ithaca expects production from all Beatrice complex facilities, which also include the Alpha platform and unmanned Jacky wellhead platform north of the Bravo facility, to average 10,200 b/d this year.

Ithaca and Dyas UK Ltd. hold 50% interests each in Beatrice field. Jacky interests are Ithaca 47.5%, Dyas 42.5%, and North Sea Energy (UK) Ltd. 10%.

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