York, a Spirit Energy-owned gas field in the Southern North Sea has been given another three years of life with an additional £13million investment.
Located approximately 34km from the North East Yorkshire coastline, York achieved first gas in 2013 and was expected to produce until 2020. The recently approved York Life Extension Project, aimed at maximising economic recovery of the field, will extend production until 2023/24 and tap into an additional 18 billion cubic feet of gas.
The works will be phased across 2020-2021 and will comprise activity both onshore and offshore; including platform and control system modifications, onshore tie-ins and a well intervention on the Y1 well.
The £13million investment will re-route York gas to the Dimlington Gas Terminal, accessing its onshore gas compression facility, moving from its previous export route via the Easington Gas Terminal. The project extends the life of an important North Sea field which has produced 45 billion cubic feet of gas over the past eight years.