THE HAGUE, the Netherlands – Total E&P Nederland has produced first gas from the K4-Z field in the Dutch North Sea.
The field is in license K4a, 140 km (87 mi) northwest of the port of Den Helder. The project, a 50/50 partnership with EBN, has potential to deliver around 11,500 boe/d.
K4-Z was discovered back in 1974, but remained undeveloped until the Dutch government introduced a marginal field policy and an accelerated depreciation measurement in 2010.
A two-well subsea completion has been installed, 17 km (10.6 mi) west of the K5 Central Complex, in a water depth of 36 m (118 ft). The subsea facilities are linked to the K5-A platform.
Gas is exported through the WGT trunkline to the Den Helder gas terminal, with EBN will selling its share under an existing gas sales agreement.