Centrica to boost gas production from Morecambe Bay

Centrica PLC reported a project to boost gas production from Morecambe Bay in northwest England (OGJ Online, Jan. 31, 2012).

The £16-million project involves installing new equipment on the North Morecambe platform, which will use the high pressure of the nearby Rhyl field to boost pressure and production from North Morecambe wells.

“We have been producing gas from Morecambe Bay for 3 decades, and we want to continue our operations in the region into the 2020s and beyond,” said Andy Bevington, Centrica’s director of UK operated assets.

The North Morecambe platform is normally unmanned. Project teams will be working from the Seajacks Kraken jack up barge. The company said teams can “walk to work” across a gangway connecting the barge to the platform, rather than relying on daily helicopter flights offshore.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...