Ineos Completes Clipper South Re-routing Project
UK-based oil products company Ineos Oil and Gas UK has completed a project to re-route production from its Clipper South field via the Shell operated Clipper field into the Bacton processing terminal.
According to a company release, the USD 80 mln investment into a new pipeline and sub-sea equipment will extend the life of the Clipper South field, following closure in October of the existing facilities at the Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal, previously operated by ConocoPhillips (COP).
The release quoted David Brooks, CEO Ineos Oil & Gas UK as saying: “The completion of the project is another example of Ineos’ commitment to our Oil & Gas business and supports the Government’s strategy to maximise economic recovery of gas from the North Sea. It is a great achievement for our business and has been made possible through our project team’s hard work and dedication.”
“We would like to thank Spirit Energy, our JV partner, for their support throughout the project and the operational, technical and commercial collaboration with Shell as the owner of the facilities,” David added.
Eric Marston, Area Manager, Southern North Sea at the Oil and Gas Authority said: “The re-development and re-routing of the gas pipeline showed great adaptability and resolve to extend the life of the Clipper Field. It’s a great example of collaboration between operators Ineos, Shell and Spirit Energy in working together to deliver this project.”
The release said that Ineos and Spirit Energy look forward to continuing safe operations and further successful collaboration with Shell in the area going forward.