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In another great piece of news for the UK oil and gas industry, BP has today announced that it has committed to two new North Sea developments that are expected to produce 30,000 barrels of oil a day at peak production.
The location of BP's Vorlich and Alligin Fields which should be on stream by 2020.
(Vorlich and Alligin Field locations. Image via BP).

The two developments are Alligin and Vorlich- satellite fields located near to existing infrastructure meaning they can be quickly developed through established offshore hubs.

Alligin, a two-well development west of Shetland, will be tied back to BP’s Glen Lyon floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

Vorlich, also a two-well development in the central North Sea, will be tied back to the Ithaca Energy-operated FPF-1 floating production facility which lies at the centre of Ithaca’s Greater Stella Area production hub.

Both fields are expected to come on stream in 2020.
Alligin, a two-well development west of Shetland, will be tied back to BP's Glen Lyon FPSO.
(BP’s Glen Lyon FPSO. Image via BP).

Speaking about the two fields, incoming BP North Sea Regional President Ariel Flores said:

“BP is working hard to modernise and transform the way we work and a key focus of this is maintaining safety while optimising the pace at which we deliver activity.”

“Through our Alligin and Vorlich developments we are simplifying and accelerating the stages of delivery to improve project cycle time, reduce costs and, importantly, add new production to our North Sea portfolio.”

“These projects follow on from a period of record investment by BP in the North Sea which helped deliver our Quad 204 project last year and will deliver our Clair Ridge project which is planned to start-up later in 2018.”

“While not on the same scale as Quad 204 and Clair Ridge, Alligin and Vorlich will lead to significant production gains and further demonstrate BP’s commitment to the North Sea.”

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