Ithaca Energy said its floating production facility, the FPF-1 has begun its sail away to the Stella field.
The company said the FPF-1 has now completed its final marine system trials.
The anticipated period from sail-away to Stella first hydrocarbons is expected to be three months.
Earlier this week it was revealed Ithaca Energy had splashed out $6million to bolster its share in the Greater Stella Area (GSA).
Greater Stella, with estimated net proven and probable reserves totalling more than 30million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) is in the heart of the Central Graben area of the central UK North Sea.
Its licences cover the Stella and Harrier fields, which are in the process of being developed, as well as the Hurricane discovery and Twister prospect.
Plans for the joint development of the fields were approved by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in April 2012. Interest in the Vorlich discovery has now increased by 17% to 33% with additional licenses acquired from Engie E&P, Ineos and Maersk.