UK Sees Fram, Captain Movement

UK Sees Fram, Captain Movement

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06 November 2017

Two U.K. North Sea field projects have made steps toward development with big hitters Shell moving forward with the Fram Field and Chevron progressing with the Captain project.

Shell has handed in an environmental statement for its field development plan on the Fram gas and condensate field in the U.K. Central North Sea to the U.K. government. In the environmental statement, Shell said it plans to develop the Fram Field as a subsea tieback, using the existing Starling infrastructure, to the Shearwater platform. Fram is located in blocks 29/3a, 29/4c, 29/8a and 29/9c.

The Shearwater Field is a HP/HT reservoir developed with a normally manned integrated process, utilities and quarters platform, which is bridge linked to a wellhead platform. Shell operates Shearwater with partner ExxonMobil.

A 30-day public consultation period for the Fram environmental statement ends Nov. 24.

Shell plans to develop Fram with two horizontal wells in the Drill Center East area. Produced fluids will be transported via a new flowline to the existing Starling manifold about 15 km (9 miles), comingled with Starling production fluids and transported via existing infrastructure to the Shearwater platform 33 km (21 miles) away.