Privately owned Neptune Energy will this month double gas output from its Norwegian Duva field, supporting increased supplies to the UK and Europe, it said April 8. The operator and 30% equity stakeholder said Duva’s gas output will go up by 6,500 barrels of oil equivalent (boe)/d from the first half of April. The gas is transported by pipeline to the UK’s St Fergus gas terminal.
Neptune Energy’s Norway head, Odin Estensen, said: “We are pleased that we, together with our partners and in co-operation with Norwegian authorities, will be able to supply additional and much-needed volumes of gas, enough to heat a further 350,000 UK homes.”
Duva’s overall production stands at 30,000 boe/d. Daily gas production will reach 13,000 boe/d for an initial four to eight months. Powered by onshore hydropower, the platform’s output has a very low carbon intensity. The output is tied back to the Gjoa platform (pictured, courtesy Neptune).
The announcement came shortly after the chairman of Neptune, Sam Laidlaw, welcomed the UK Energy Security Strategy. He said that supply from its Seagull field would start early next year. And with its partners it would drill an appraisal well at the Isabella discovery which is also in UK waters. For more on Neptune, please see here.