Oil major Royal Dutch Shell PLC subsidiary Shell U.K. Ltd. along with joint venture partners RockRose Energy PLC and Dyas UK Ltd. announced Oct. 10 a final investment decision for the Arran gas and condensate field in the North Sea in which Shell becomes the project operator.
The field, located in blocks P359a/b, P1051 and P1720 in the central North Sea in water depths of 85 meters, has an expected peak production of 100 million standard cubic feet of gas per day and 4,000 barrels of condensate per day, or 21,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day combined.
Shell says that four new development wells will be drilled, and the produced natural gas and corresponding liquids will be transported via a subsea pipeline to the Shearwater platform.
"Arran is an important addition to Shell's portfolio as we seek to strategically grow our central North Sea production around the Shearwater hub," Shell Vice President for Upstream in the U.K. and Ireland Steve Phimister said.
Shell U.K. limited holds a 44.57% share in the project while 30.43% belongs to Rockrose Energy and the remaining 25% is owned by Dyas UK Ltd.
The final investment decision is subject to the field development plan receiving approval from the U.K.'s Oil and Gas Authority.