UK based oil and gas company ‘Neptune Energy’ its joint venture partners BP and JAPEX today announced the beginning of the subsea construction phase of the Seagull tie-back project
TechnipFMC teams contributed in design, engineering, HSEQ, procurement and fabrication to achieve first oil at the Seagull development with Neptune.
TechnipFMC’s Normand Mermaid was mobilized in late August to provide pre-lay activities, including surveying and boulder removal. Following the pipe installation, its Normand Ranger will undertake trenching activities for the development.
Seagull is a high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) development located in the Central North Sea on UK license P1622 Block 22/29C, 17km south of the BP Operated ETAP Central Processing Facility (CPF). Proved plus probable gross reserves are estimated at 50 million boe.
According to Neptune Energy, the development will be tied back to the ETAP Central Processing Facility, partially utilizing existing subsea infrastructure.
Gas from the development will come onshore at the CATS processing terminal at Teesside, while oil will come onshore through the Forties Pipeline System to the Kinneil Terminal, Grangemouth.
Neptune is the operator of Seagull and has a 35 per cent equity interest. Its joint venture partners are BP with 50 per cent and JAPEX with 15 per cent.