Columbus is a conventional gas development located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by Serica Energy UK. Discovered in 2006, Columbus lies in block 23/16f ALL and 23/21a COLUMBUS SUBAREA, with water depth of around 283 feet.
The project is currently in commissioning stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2021. Final investment decision (FID) of the project was approved in 2018. The Columbus conventional gas development will involve the drilling of approximately one wells and includes subsea tree.
Field participation details
The field is owned by Tailwind Energy, Waldorf Production and Serica Energy.
Production from Columbus
Production from the Columbus conventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2021 and is forecast to peak in 2022, to approximately 712 bpd of crude oil and condensate, 33 Mmcfd of natural gas and 712 bpd of natural gas liquids. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2059.
Remaining recoverable reserves
The field is expected to recover 23.48 Mmboe, comprised of 2.1 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 115.74 bcf of natural gas reserves and 2.1 Mmbbl of natural gas liquid reserves.
Contractors involved in the Columbus conventional gas field
Some of the key contractors involved in the Columbus project as follows.
Main EPC: Subsea 7
Other Contractors: A.P. Moller – Maersk, Aberdeen Drilling Consultants, Aquaterra Energy, Augean North Sea Services and Corex (UK)
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