Pre-FEEDs have begun for the development of the Marigold field, owned by Ithaca and Hibiscus, through the Repsol Sinopec-managed Piper Bravo platform in the North Sea of the United Kingdom. Repsol Sinopec made the announcement on behalf of its alliance (the Alliance) with TechnipFMC and Petrofac.
Hibiscus and Ithaca are working with the Alliance, formed in February 2021, with an integrated project team based at the Repsol Sinopec office in Aberdeen.
The Piper ‘B’ platform in the Piper Bravo field is located 193 km northeast of Aberdeen in the Central North Sea. The platform, which stands in approximately 145 meters of water, is an eight-legged fixed steel shirt, a supported platform. It was installed in 1992 and began production in February 1993. Piper ‘B’s process facilities split production from Piper, Saltire, Chanter, Iona and Tweedsmuir tanks into oil, liquefied natural gas (NGLs) and dry gas. The platform processes oil and condensate for further transmission to the Flotta Terminal. It is now being explored as a solution for the development of the Marigold field.
The marigold oil field, together with the lesser Sunflower discovery, is part of the marigold cluster and is located northeast of block 15 / 13a, approximately 250 km northeast of Aberdeen in the central North Sea. Other assets in the cluster include Crown field and Kildrummy discovery. Marigold is expected to be the connecting point for the sunflower field and other discoveries in the Quad 15 area.
“The partnership offers owners of oil and gas discoveries near Repsol Sinopec’s existing North Sea infrastructure centers an integrated and flexible trade solution to achieve their development goals,” said Repsol Sinopec.
The Marigold field development concept consists of up to nine underwater wells connected 16 km to the Piper Bravo platform, where gas lift, processing and transport services will be provided before oil is exported to Repsol Sinopec. Terminal Fleetl for unloading a tanker. Peak production is expected to be 40,000 barrels of oil per day and 12 million standard cubic meters of gas per day.
According to Repsol Sinopec, Marigold’s infrastructure is expected to facilitate a number of future development opportunities, including the upcoming Sunflower and Q-block discoveries.
“The development of the Marigold field will contribute to the UK’s energy security by delivering between 50 and 60 million barrels of oil equivalent over its lifetime, while reducing the UK’s dependence on carbon-intensive imports from abroad,” the company said.
Jose Luis Munoz, CEO of Repsol Sinopec, on behalf of the Alliance’s partnership, said: “We are pleased to be working with the Marigold field development industry through Repsol Sinopec’s Piper Bravo platform; align with MER objectives and facilitate domestic energy supply.
“As an industry, we need to become better at recognizing the benefits of cooperation and using existing North Sea infrastructure to maximize recovery from the basin, while minimizing carbon emissions and facilitating the transition to a lower-carbon economy. . Our union and the development of this project support the continued success of the industry for many years to come. ”