Hurricane closing in on first oil at Lancaster field

Aoka Mizu FPSOAoka Mizu FPSO; Source: Hurricane Energy

UK-based Hurricane Energy has marked the beginning of the start-up phase at the Lancaster field EPS located in the West of Shetland area following an introduction of hydrocarbons into the Aoka Mizu FPSO. 

In an operational update in relation to the Early Production System development of the Lancaster field (Lancaster EPS) on Monday Hurricane said that hydrocarbons were introduced into the Aoka Mizu FPSO’s process system on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

According to Hurricane, introduction of hydrocarbons is the final stage of the FPSO’s commissioning and marks the beginning of the Lancaster EPS start-up phase.

During this phase, each of the two production wells will be individually tested and shut-in for data gathering purposes. Cleaning and testing (pigging) of the flowlines for flow assurance purposes will also take place during these shut-ins, the company said.

Hurricane added that the start-up phase will conclude with simultaneous flow from both wells for 72 consecutive hours, after which a further announcement of ‘First Oil’ will be made.

To remind, Hurricane hooked-up the Aoka Mizu FPSO to the turret mooring system buoy at the Lancaster field on March 19, 2019, following two previous unsuccessful attempts.

After first oil, Hurricane expects a gradual ramp-up of production towards its planned average plateau rate of 17,000 bopd, net of operating efficiency.

Hurricane plans a phased development of the Lancaster field. The first phase of the development is an EPS, using two wells tied back to the Aoka Mizu FPSO. First oil is scheduled for the first half of 2019.

Offshore Energy Today Staff


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