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    Neptune Starts on Seagull Subsea Structures


The field is due to come on stream in late 2021.

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Neptune Starts on Seagull Subsea Structures

Neptune Energy and its partners BP and Japan's Japex have begun the subsea construction phase of the Seagull tie-back project in the UK North Sea, Neptune said on September 23.

London-based TechnipFMC has deployed the Apache II vessel to lay 5 km of pipe connecting the BP-operated Egret manifold to Seagull, a high-pressure, high-temperature field in the central North Sea which is due to come online in late 2021.

Seagull has 50mn barrels of oil equivalent in proved plus probable reserves, and is due to produce 50,000 boe/day at plateau. Its gas will be brought onshore at the Cats processing terminal at Teesside in northeast England along with gas from other high-pressure, high-temperature fields in the region, while its oil will be delivered via the Forties system to the Kinneil terminal at Grangemouth, Scotland.

Neptune operates Seagull with a 35% stake, while BP has 50% and Japex 15%. The partners took a final investment decision in March 2019.