ABERDEEN, UK – Britain’s government has approved TAQA’s development plan for the Cladhan field in blocks 210/29a and 210/30a of the UK northern North Sea.
The initial development will comprise three wells, two for production and one for injection, tied back to TAQA’s Tern Alpha platform 17.5 km (10.8 mi) to the northeast.
First oil is due in early 2015, with initial output expected to exceed 17,000 boe/d.
Leo Koot, managing director of TAQA in the UK, said: “The Cladhan development is the third field that TAQA has developed and the largest project to date. Developing Cladhan as a tieback to Tern supports TAQA’s strategy to invest in our infrastructure as we recognize the crucial part it plays in allowing us to maximize recovery from the northern North Sea.”
The company currently has a 40.1% in Cladhan but recently agreed to acquire 12.6% from Sterling Resources (UK) in return for providing further funding to Sterling to progress the project through development. Wintershall is the other partner.