Angus Energy has reported that its Saltfleetby gas site in Lincolnshire produced 5.6m therms between October and December 2022.
The company said this was above what had been predicted in January 2020.
Average daily flow rates were 5.5 mmscfd (million standard cubic feet per day), Angus Energy said. Rates were highest in November at 6.0 mmscfd but lower in December because of scheduled and cold-weather shutdowns.
Peak daily flow rates from the two producing wells, A4 and B2, were about 6.4 mmscfd throughout the final quarter of 2022, the company said.
Gas condensate averaged 120 barrels/day, which was higher than expected. Water production, all from the A4 well, at 20 barrels/day, was lower than expected.
Angus Energy said drilling on the final section of the SF-07 sidetrack was due to resume on Thursday 5 January. Well testing was expected in the second half of the month, the company said.
If successful, the well was expected to use most, if not all, of the additional process capacity from the site’s second compressor. The compressor, now on site, is expected to increase processing capacity to close to 12.8 mmscfd, Angus said.