EnQuest has completed the acquisition of the UKCS Greater Kittiwake Area (‘GKA’) assets previously owned by Centrica North Sea Oil Limited.
The company has also acquired Centrica’s 100% interest in the Kittiwake to Forties oil export pipeline. The GKA includes the Kittiwake, Mallard, Gadwall, Goosander and Grouse fields. This agreement and all the other associated details of the transaction were announced on 22 October 2013.
The GKA fields have been developed as subsea tie-backs to a steel platform located at Kittiwake. This platform has an oil capacity of 29,000 Boepd and a water injection capacity of 57,000 Boepd. Water depth of 85-90m. Oil is exported via a 33 km 10″ pipeline to the Forties Unity platform and then to shore at Cruden Bay via the Forties Pipeline system.