Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has released images showing construction progress on its flagship “Core” project destined for the North Sea.
A pair of installations, Blythe and Southwark, are being fabricated at HSM Offshore’s yard at Schiedam in The Netherlands.
The images show work well underway on the Southwark jacket and the topside, with a before and after of the helideck being installed.
IOG said there have been no delays on the Core platforms due to Covid.
Core is a multi-phase development in the Southern North Sea, comprised of several different discoveries containing around 410 billion cubic feet of gas.
A final investment decision on Core was made in October last year, with the first phase drilling campaign set to begin in Q1 2021.
Once that completes and the platforms are installed, first gas is targeted for the third quarter.
Last week, CEO Andrew Hockey said it had picked up two discoveries in the Oil and Gas Authority’s 32nd licensing round, which have good “synergies” and lie closeby to the Southwark field.
Management estimate the Panther and Grafton discoveries have recoverable gas resources of 46 billion cubic feet and 35 bcf respectively.