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Fairfield Energy £70m to improve production at Dunlin Platform

Friday, October 5, 2012

UK upstream oil and gas company Fairfield Energy reports that it has invested £70m in the Dunlin platform to try to increase and sustain production.

The platform is 500km north-northeast of Aberdeen within the East Shetland Basin and 11.2km from the boundary line with Norway.

It is installing a new fuel gas import system and a modified water injection system. This should help production to increase to 10,000 bopd.

The power to run the system will be generated onboard the platform.

Fairfield took over the platform in 2008. It was previously owned by Shell.

Since 2008, Fairfield has undertaken platform and subsea well work, asset integrity and fabric maintenance activity.

It also recently acquired a new 3D seismic survey over the Dunlin field, to help support a near field exploration program, which might result in new wells tied back to the Dunlin platform.

'The completion of the fuel gas import project is a major step forward for Dunlin and will significantly boost production rates," says Ian Sharp, Chief Operating Officer at Fairfield Energy.

"We are succeeding in regenerating production from revitalising an ageing asset."



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