Culzean field export pipeline laid, Maersk says

The export pipeline for Maersk Oil’s landmark Culzean field has been laid on time, the firm said today.

The pipeline was laid by Subsea 7’s Seven Borealis vessel, Maersk said on its Twitter.

Earlier this week, the company took to Twitter to say that the second jacket for the field had also been installed.

The Seven Borealis vessel, left, on the Culzean field. Click to enlarge.

Culzean, 145 miles east of Aberdeen, is expected to make a big impact on UK energy supply when it comes on stream in 2019. Maersk and project partners BP and JX Nippon are targeting resources estimated at 250-300million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), with peak production forecast to meet 5% of the UK’s total gas needs.

Culzean is expected to produce for at least 13 years with a plateau rate of 60,000 to 90,000 boe per day.

The project will directly create more than 400 jobs, while the field’s ongoing development should support about 6,000 positions.

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