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BP FPSO produces first oil early from UK Alligin Field



BP announced an early production from the UK’s offshore field to the west of Shetland.

The Glen Lyon FPSO is being used by BP for the Alligin field development
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The Alligin field is part of the Greater Schiehallion Area and was approved for development back in October 2018. It’s estimated to contain 20 million barrels of oil equivalent, with development originally forecast to produce 12,000 barrels gross of oil equivalent per day at peak.

According to BP however, performance is better than expected, with up to 15,000 barrels gross of oil equivalent now planned per day. 

The development is a two-well subsea tieback to the existing Schiehallion and Loyal subsea infrastructure and the Glen Lyon FPSO vessel.New subsea infrastructure was installed, including gas lift and water injection pipeline systems and a new controls umbilical.

“Achieving first oil from the Alligin field safely, under budget and ahead of schedule is testament to the performance of the project team and their agile approach to planning and execution,” said Ariel Flores, BP North Sea Regional President.

“Alligin is part of BP’s advantaged oil strategy, a development with a shorter project cycle time with oil that is economic to produce and low risk to bring to market. Subsea tiebacks like this complement our major start-ups and help underpin our growing portfolio west of Shetland."

BP operate the field with 50% of ownership. The remaining half is held by Shell.

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I have worked as an Application Engineer in ESP at FPSO in Brazil in the Concha field with Shell and Petrobras at the Atlantic sea.
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