Dutch field producing through refurbished platform

Gulf Canada Resources Ltd. said Thursday its subsidiary Clyde Petroleum Exploratie BV has brought Dutch North Sea Q4-A gas field on stream via a recently renovated platform. Gulf said it believed this is the first time a North Sea field has been produced using a completely refurbished installation.

Jan 12th, 2001


Gulf Canada Resources Ltd. said Thursday its subsidiary Clyde Petroleum Exploratie BV has brought Dutch North Sea Q4-A gas field on stream via a recently renovated platform.

The Canadian major said it believed this is the first time in the 30-year history of the region that a field had been produced using a "completely refurbished" installation.

Well Q4-9, which opened the field in July 1999, was flowing 48.5 MMcfd of gas, with production being exported via the Clyde operated P6-A processing facilities.

Two development wells, Q4-A2 and Q4-A3, are being drilled and are scheduled to be brought online in the second quarter.

"This initial production growth is a significant step in achieving Clyde�s objective of doubling gas production in the next 2 years," said Gulf.

It said Q4-B field�discovered in 1998 and 7 km southeast of Q4-A�would be developed via the platform, with first gas expected in the second half of 2002.

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