Fossil Energy – Restart Rhum Field
Serica Energy, a British independent upstream oil and gas company with operations centred on the UK North Sea, confirms that production has restarted from the Rhum field.
The restart is the result of a successful operation with a Diving Support Vessel to replace a faulty component in the Rhum Subsea Control Module which had necessitated a temporary shutdown of Rhum production.
The work was completed without incident despite the difficult weather conditions encountered.
Production from the Bruce field has continued throughout these operations and Serica’s other producing fields (Erskine and Columbus) were not impacted by this Rhum issue. During the Rhum outage, the company’s average net production has been in excess of 15,000 boe/d.
Mitch Flegg, Chief Executive of Serica Energy, commented: “This was a difficult operation at water depths of over 100 metres in a period of challenging weather conditions. Our skilled teams onshore and offshore have planned and executed the work programme safely and efficiently. This has been an outstanding effort. During the Rhum shutdown we have been able to optimise the Bruce production rates, which has helped to minimise cash flow reduction from this production deferral.”