Hurricane makes second Lancaster project breakthrough in two days

Lancaster discovery over London, image by Hurricane Energy
Lancaster discovery over London, image by Hurricane Energy

Hurricane Energy has delivered a second update on its flagship west of Shetland field development in two days.

London-headquartered Hurricane said the new buoy for the Lancaster early production system has left Drydocks World in Dubai after passing a final inspection.

Yesterday Hurricane said the Far Superior construction vessel installed and secured two horizontal Christmas trees at the site.

The buoy will be installed on the mooring system of the Aoka Mizu floating production, storage and offloading vessel.

The buoy is expected to arrived by the end of next month, with installation to be wrapped up by the end of the third quarter.

Hurricane chief executive Robert Trice said: “The installation of the turret mooring system is critical to the overall timetable for the Lancaster EPS development.

“The departure of the buoy from Dubai is on schedule and I’d like to thank Bluewater Energy Services and Drydocks World Dubai for their diligence and teamwork, both of which have been material in achieving this key project milestone.”

The early production system is intended to give Hurricane insight into the reservoir characteristics, helping it make an informed decision on a full field development.

Lancaster is thought to have contingent resources in excess of 500million barrels of oil.

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