Centrica starts up Kew in southern North Sea hub area

Offshore staff

WINDSOR, UKCentrica Energy has started production from the Kew gas field in the UK southern North Sea.

The company has a 100% operated interest in Kew, which was discovered in 1998, 144 km (89 mi) from the Norfolk coast.

The field has been developed as a subsea tieback to Centrica’s Chiswick platform via a 3-km (1.8-mi) pipeline. The facilities form part of the company’s Greater Markham Area hub, which also includes the Grove, Markham, and Stamford fields.

Development drilling involved the use of hydraulic fracturing to maximize flow from Kew’s tight reservoirs.

At peak, Kew will produce 35 MMcf/d (991,090 cm/d), and over time will bring 40 bcf (1.1 bcm) of gas into production at the Greater Markham Area.

01/21/2014

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