Shell UK (44.57%), together with partners Rockrose Energy (30.43%) and Dyas UK (25%) have announced a final investment decision (FID) for the Arran gas and condensate field in the UK North Sea. Shell is also to become the operator of the Arran project.
This is the fourth FID announcement in the UK North Sea in 2018, which will result in further production growth for Shell following the decision to redevelop the Penguins field in the northern North Sea, the Alligin field West of Shetland and the Fram field in the Central North Sea.
At peak production, Arran is expected to produce around 100mn cf/d of gas and 4,000 b/d of condensate, which combined equates to 21,000 boe/d. Four new development wells will be drilled and the natural gas and liquids they produce will be transported via a newly installed subsea pipeline to the Shearwater platform.
The Arran field located in blocks P359a/b, P1051 and P1720in the Central North Sea.
Arran will be a joint venture between Shell U.K. Limited (Operator, 44.57% equity share), Rockrose Energy (30.43% equity share), and Dyas UK Limited (25% equity share).
Arran is located about 240 km (149miles) east of Aberdeen, in the central North Sea, close to the UK/Norway median line in 85m water depth. The field was originally discovered in 1985.