Ancala Lands Norwegian Gas Transport Contracts
UK infrastructure operator Ancala Midstream has secured a life-of-field contract with Swedish Lundin Energy to transport and process gas from the Solveig and Rolvsnes fields in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, it said March 8. It said it had developed innovative solutions that lowered project development costs for the Solveig and Rolvsnes Owners.
First gas from Solveig is expected in Q3 2021 and will be processed through Ancala Midstream’s capacity in the Beryl pipeline and the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (Sage) pipeline and terminal at St Fergus in Scotland.
Ancala will also provide transportation and processing for Lundin’s extended production test on the Rolvsnes field which is expected to start a year later and is also in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. Solveig will increase Ancala Midstream’s throughput in Sage system to 55%.
CEO Jim Halliday said that the two new fields and the substantial reserves growth from the prolific Edvard Grieg area provided "further evidence of the strong prospectivity in the Sage catchment area, as well as the confidence our customers have in the Sage System as their offtake system of choice."
Lundin said the Solveig and Rolvsnes fields are "key elements of our Edvard Grieg field hub growth strategies. We look forward to future additions to the portfolio and further business with Ancala Midstream.”