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Sillimanite gas field comes onstream

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Wintershall Noordzee B.V. (a joint venture of Wintershall Dea and Gazprom EP International) has successfully started gas production from its operated Sillimanite field.

Discovered in June 2015, the unitised gas field stretches across the UK and the Dutch Continental Shelves and is located approximately 200 km off the coast of Den Helder.

“With first gas from Sillimanite we once more underline our ability to successfully explore for hydrocarbons and transfer development projects successfully into production. As Sillimanite will increase the amount of gas produced in Europe, it underlines Wintershall Dea’s capabilities as Europe’s leading, independent gas and oil producer”, said Hugo Dijkgraaf, Chief Technology Officer and Board Member at Wintershall Dea.

Besides Sillimanite, Wintershall Noordzee plans to further invest in activities in the Southern North Sea.

“We have a diverse project pipeline in the Southern North Sea ahead of us! With the Dutch Rembrandt/Vermeer oil developments we plan another exciting project. We are currently in the Define Phase and we plan for the final investment decision late 2020. Additionally, we are also evaluating the development potential of the Greater Ravn Area in Denmark”, said Dijkgraaf.

The development concept for Rembrandt/Vermeer will be a proven Southern North Sea type shallow water installation. On Vermeer, an integrated wellhead, process, utility and living quarters platform on top of a subsea storage tank as well as an offloading installation for oil export with shuttle tankers will be built. On Rembrandt, a normally unmanned wellhead platform with minimal facilities is planned.

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