The partners in the Cygnus gas field (southern UK North Sea) have begun production from their 10th well. And drilling the 11th well is now underway, operator and 38.75% shareholder Neptune Energy said in a February 1 statement.
The field meets the needs of 2mn households over the course of the year, with one of the lowest carbon intensities on the UKCS, at about 4 kg CO2/barrel of oil equivalent. The other partner is the Centrica-controlled producer Spirit Energy. More wells are being planned.
Neptune said that domestic gas production was “crucial” for UK energy security.
The drilling operation was carried out by Borr Drilling’s Prospector 1 jack-up rig (see picture). It is the first in its fleet that can cut emissions and particulates from operations to almost zero.