BP has committed to two new North Sea developments, which are expected to produce 30,000 boe/d at peak production.
Alligin and Vorlich are satellite fields located near existing infrastructure that are expected to come onstream in 2020.
Alligin, a two-well development west of Shetland, will be tied back to BP’s FPSO Glen Lyon.
BP has contracted Subsea 7 to provide project management, engineering, procurement, and construction services for the subsea pipelines. The company will deliver the contract from its Aberdeen base. Offshore activities are expected to get under way in 2019.
Alligin (BP 50% operator; Shell 50%) is a 20 MMbbl recoverable oil field in the Greater Schiehallion Area about 140 km (87 mi) west of Shetland.
Vorlich, a two-well development in the UK central North Sea, will be tied back to the Ithaca Energy-operated FPF-1 semisubmersible platform, which lies at the center of Ithaca’s Greater Stella Area production hub.
The operator has submitted its environmental statement for the Vorlich development to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is finalizing its contracting strategy for the project.