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Huntington platform resumes production

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The operator of the Huntington Field, E.ON UK E&P, has announced that production has restarted following a precautionary shutdown due to concerns with cargo tank venting activities during low wind conditions. Huntington production was temporarily shut-in on 8 August.

Only small volumes have been produced since 19 August, and output is still subject to weather conditions. Prior to the commissioning of the hydrocarbon blanketing system, expected during the week of 26 August 2013, production will be temporarily shut-in if wind speeds drop below safe venting conditions (approximately 10 knots). Once the hydrocarbon blanketing system has been commissioned it is expected that production will ramp up to pre-shutdown levels of approximately 27 000 boepd (23 400 bpd of oil and 20 million ft3/day of natural gas), representing 5400 boepd net to Noreco.

During the ramp up back to pre-shutdown production levels, the online commissioning and stabilisation of the second gas compression system, referred as Train A, will occur. Once the compressor is on stream, production is expected to reach full capacity.

The working interests in the Huntington field are E.ON E&P UK Ltd (25% Operator), Premier Oil plc (40%), Noreco Oil UK Ltd (20%), and Iona Energy (15%).




Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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