Canadian company Ithaca Energy’s UK subsidiary has acquired North Sea gas assets from GDF Suez E&P UK for $16m.

The acquisition includes operated interests in the producing Anglia field and the Garnet and OPAL discoveries and a non-operated interest in the producing Topaz field.

The acquisition is set to extend the company’s production base through the addition of net estimated 2010 production of over six million standard cubic feet a day.

Ithaca said the acquisition strengthened and diversified its assets in the UK sector of the North Sea.