First gas has flowed from the Blythe H2 well in the southern North Sea, licensee IOG said in a stock-exchange statement June 13. It added the teams did “an excellent job”: the well came onstream within a week of its initial three-month guidance.
Strong collaboration with Petrofac (well operator), Shelf Drilling (rig contractor), ODEAM (infrastructure duty holder) and Perenco (terminal operator) helped with the safe and efficient execution of the well.
The statement also welcomed the government’s introduction of price floors into the Energy Profits Levy but said the gas price was too low to make much difference. “Greater focus is needed on developing domestic low carbon gas supplies to displace higher carbon intensity LNG from overseas and improve security of supply,” it said.