This is due to continuing gas export restrictions imposed by the operator of the UK’s Central Area Transmission System (CATS) offshore pipeline. As a result, Huntington production will likely remain suspended until early December.
Operator E.ON Ruhrgas is working on various actions to improve future output from the field. One could be gas injection, with a possible test period at the end of November.
If successful, this could open the way to higher oil production during future CATS restriction periods, Noreco says. Longer-term mitigation will probably call for intervention in one or more of the field’s water injection wells, and this could be implemented in mid-to-late 2015.
In the Danish North Sea, Noreco is also a partner in the Lulita field development, where output has been impacted due to water treatment issues at the DUC-operated Harald platform, which processes Lulita’s production.