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Serica Energy issues North Eigg drilling update

Serica’s net well cost after tax is anticipated to increase by approximately £3 million as a result of the delays and it is now expected that results from the well will be available in December 2022.


Gas leaks on Sleipner field stopped – parts of the field are shut down

A gas leak in a contained area related to a turbine on Sleipner A was reported in the morning of 11 July. The incident was quickly clarified. During the process of resuming production and depressurisation, an additional gas leak occurred on the Sleipner R riser platform late Monday night.


Serica Energy spud North Eigg exploration well

It is anticipated that a discovery at North Eigg would be developed utilising Serica’s nearby 98% owned and operated infrastructure on the Bruce platform. Results of the North Eigg well are expected in mid-October and will be announced by RNS.


Neptune Energy awards technical services contract to TechnipFMC

TechnipFMC will continue to provide a wide range of engineering, studies and technical services to Neptune Energy. This includes installation work and operational support for Neptune’s development projects and producing fields.