It is Shell’s fourth FID in the North Sea in 2018, building on the company’s decision to redevelop its Penguins, Alligin and Fram fields.
Following the decision, Shell UK has become the operator for the Arran project, which is anticipated to produce 2.8 million m3/d of gas and 4,000 bbl/d condensate.
Four new development wells will be drilled, with the natural gas and liquids produced to be transported by the newly installed 463 km, 34 inch (864 mm) Shearwater Elgin Area Line – or SEAL – subsea pipeline at the Shearwater platform.
“As Shell marks 50 years of production in the UK North Sea, today’s announcement to invest in the Arran field and to assume operatorship is further proof of our continued commitment to the UK,” said Shell Vice President Upstream UK and Ireland Steve Phimister.
“By working closely with partners to maximise the economic recovery of the North Sea, we’ve been able to transform and revitalise Shell’s UK Upstream business by focusing on competitive projects and operational excellence.
“Arran is an important addition to Shell’s portfolio as we seek to strategically grow our central North Sea production around the Shearwater hub.”
For more information visit the Shell UK website.
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