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October 16, 2017updated 25 Oct 2017 8:03am

Aker BP wins approval to perform gas lift operations in North Sea

Aker BP has secured Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) of Norway’s consent to carry out necessary modifications for gas lifting at Tambar oilfield in the North Sea.

Aker BP has secured Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) of Norway’s consent to carry out necessary modifications for gas lifting at Tambar oilfield in the North Sea.

The gas lift programme forms an important part of the field development project, which includes a drilling campaign of two new wells, gas lift for existing and new wells, an operating life extension, and other modifications.

The gas lifting programme will use an existing pipeline between Ula and Gyda to supplement Tambar, with gas transported from Ula.

It is an important project to procure the remaining reserves of the Tambar field as the conventional method is no longer effective to maintain satisfactory production levels.

“The gas lifting programme will use an existing pipeline between Ula and Gyda to supplement Tambar, with gas transported from Ula.”

Aker BP has also received approval to use Maersk Interceptor on the Tambar field to drill two wells in 1/3-K-4 and 1/3-K-2, which are both located at a depth of 67m.

Maersk Interceptor was delivered by the Keppel Shipyard of Singapore in 2014 and in the same year it received the Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from PSA.

The PSA approval also entitles Aker BP to cover gas lift equipment for wells at Tambar and installation of a new module and associated control functions.

Tambar oilfield is located in the southern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. It is operated by Aker BP.

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