Manifold on its way to Hurricane’s Lancaster field

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The manifold for Hurricane Energy’s huge Lancaster development is now on its way to the field.

Global Energy Group, which is based in Inverness, has this week completed the fabrication of the hardwear which will be installed at Lancaster.

It has now been loaded on to Ocean Installer’s Normand Vision vessel at Nigg Energy Park and will be taken to the field which lies west of Shetland.

A manifold is a piece of equipment used to connect subsea trees and flowlines.

Analysts have estimated that the Greater Lancaster Area, which includes the Halifax well, could contain up to 1 billion barrels of oil, making it the biggest North Sea find since Buzzard in 2001.

Last week Hurricane said it has reached a ‘critical milestone’ for Lancaster with the installation of the turret mooring system.

The company is targeting first oil in the first half of 2019.