Gas production starts from Corrib field offshore Ireland

Royal Dutch Shell PLC reported that natural gas production has started from Corrib field in 350 m of water 83 km offshore northwestern Ireland. At peak production, Corrib is expected to reach 260 MMscfd of gas, or 45,000 boe/d. At peak levels, the potential exists to meet as much as 60% of Ireland’s gas needs.

Six production wells are available in Corrib field, which has been developed as a subsea-to-shore tieback solution with a 20-in. pipeline leading from the subsea wellheads to landfall near the village of Glengad and onwards through an onshore pipeline to the Bellanaboy Bridge Gas Terminal in northwest Mayo about 9 km inland. The gas is then transferred into Gas Networks Ireland’s network for distribution to Irish markets.

The Corrib project is a joint venture of operator Shell E&P Ireland Ltd. 45%, Statoil Exploration Ireland Ltd. 36.5%, and Vermilion Energy Ireland Ltd. 18.5%.

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