ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has reported first gas production from the Jasmine field in the Central North Sea on Nov. 19. The company expects the field to contribute to ConocoPhillips’ 3–5% production growth rate through 2017.
Jasmine was discovered in 2006 by ConocoPhillips as operator (36.5%), together with its co-venturers Eni (33%) and BG Group (30.5%), and is one of the UK’s largest discoveries in the last 10 years. The Jasmine facility has the gross capacity to produce 140,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOED). In 2014, ConocoPhillips expects net production to be approximately 40,000 BOED.
The triple-jacket Jasmine development comprises a 24-slot wellhead platform with a bridge-linked accommodation and utilities platform, a 6-mile, 16-inch multi-phase pipeline bundle, and a riser and processing platform bridge-linked to the existing Judy platform. The field is a high-pressure, high-temperature gas-condensate reservoir, which is located in Blocks 30/6 and 30/07a of the Central North Sea, approximately 6 miles (9 kilometers) west of the Judy platform.