All contracts have been awarded under a three-year agreement, with two one-year options to extend, and include:
- M I Drilling Fluids will provide mud, drilling fluids and well-bore clean-up services;
- A Completions Equipment and Services contract was awarded to Halliburton Manufacturing & Services Limited for the provision of High Pressure/High Temperature completions equipment;
- Schlumberger Oilfield UK will provide perforating services.
Seagull is expected to initially produce around 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day (80 per cent oil) across its 10-year design life. Proved plus probable gross reserves are estimated at 50 million boe.
Neptune Energy’s Seagull Project Manager, Shona Campbell, said: “The Seagull development is hugely important for Neptune and underlines our commitment to growing our operations in the UK North Sea. The award of the contracts is also a crucial step in the development and demonstrates the diverse range of technical expertise available from UK suppliers.
“Seagull has already been recognised as an excellent example of what can be achieved through a collaborative approach between partners and we look forward to continuing to progress with this development at pace.”
Seagull is a high pressure, high temperature development located on UK licence P1622 Block 22/29C, 17km south of the BP Operated ETAP Central Processing Facility (CPF). Seagull will be tied back to the ETAP CPF partially utilising existing subsea infrastructure which would otherwise have been decommissioned. 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. Neptune acquired its 35 per cent interest in Seagull from Apache North Sea Limited in 2018.
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About Neptune Energy Group
Neptune Energy is an independent global E&P company with operations across the North Sea, North Africa and Asia Pacific. The business had production of 162,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2018 and 2P reserves at 31st December 2018 of 638 million barrels of oil equivalent. The Company, founded by Sam Laidlaw, is backed by CIC and funds advised by Carlyle Group and CVC Capital Partners.