The Alder field is located 37 miles (60 km) from the UK Norway median line in the Central North Sea, in water depths of approximately 492 feet.
“When discovered, development of the Alder Field was considered impossible, due to the challenges of high pressures and high temperatures in the reservoir. Nearly 40 years later, the right combination of technology, infrastructure for processing and export, and commercial conditions made the project viable,” according to Chevron.
First production of the field is expected in the second half of this year. Once on line, Alder condensate will be exported via the Forties Pipeline System to Grangemouth terminal and gas exported to the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation terminal at St Fergus, near Peterhead, Scotland. The project has a design capacity of 14,000 barrels of condensate and 110 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
Watch the video to find out how the operator tackled the “impossible” with technology.