Engie E&P has announced that it has started first gas exports from Cygnus Bravo, the satellite wellhead platform in the Southern North Sea’s Cygnus field.
The overall Cygnus complex comprises four platforms and two subsea structures, serving an estimated field size of 250 square kilometres. It contributes 5 per cent of UK gas production.
Bravo first gas was delivered from well B5 in one of the platform’s 10 well slots, out of 20 across the whole Cygnus complex. A further three Bravo wells are expected to come online during August with a total of five available in 2018, after drilling of well B1 is completed.
Maria Moraeus Hanssen, CEO of ENGIE E&P commented: “This is a major milestone for the Cygnus development. It is a very successful achievement; well controlled and safely delivered. Gas from this second drill centre will contribute significantly to extending the plateau production that Cygnus Alpha has been achieving for the last eight months,” she added.
In a statement Engie said that in addition to output from the complex itself, the partners are evaluating further opportunities in the Greater Cygnus area with the aim of bringing additional volumes through Cygnus when capacity becomes available.
Equity interests are operator ENGIE E&P UK (38.75 per cent) and partners Centrica (48.75 per cent) and Bayerngas (12.5 per cent).