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“Saltfleetby gas field on track for December” – Angus Energy

Angus Energy says its gas field at Saltfleetby in Lincolnshire is “on track for re-commissioning” in December2021.

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The company’s chief executive George Lucan said today:

“Angus remains focused on early near-term cash flow from the re-start and expansion of the Saltfleetby Gas Field, taking advantage of the rally in gas prices and the tight gas supply in the market.”

Angus Energy took over as operator of Saltfleetby from Wingas in December 2020.

The field had stopped production in 2017 with the announcement that the Theddlethorpe gas terminal was to close.

Angus plans to install on-site gas processing facilities at Saltfleetby. The gas will then be piped to the existing connection point with the national transmission system at Theddlethorpe, through a new short pipeline extension.

The company is also planning a new sidetrack well at the Saltfleetby B wellsite.

Angus has described Saltfleetby as “a gem of an asset” and said it would bring “material cash flow for the first time”.

In a statement today, the company gave details of its progress to gas production.

Production operations

  • Two gas compressor packages being built
  • Gas engines and reciprocating compressor sections ordered
  • First complete gas compressor package will be delivered to site in November.
  • Process equipment including separators, storage tanks and enclosed ground flare system sourced from a nearby recently decommissioned site
  • Gas commercial sales meter and analyser skid being built. Factory Acceptance Test due in September
  • Power generation equipment, due to use gas from production process, ordered
  • Detailed design of the process facility continues in Aberdeen
  • Construction begins this month (August). Fabrication of flowlines and installation of ground flare begin in September.

Sidetrack

  • Rig mobilisation scheduled for early October.
  • Sidetrack could be deferred to late March 2022 if there are delays from suppliers
  • Planning permission approved in July 2021
  • Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations (BSOR) application to be made to HSE in mid August
  • Reprocessing of of 79.92km2 of 3D seismic data, acquired in 1997

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