CNOOC announces first gas from the Rochelle Field
HONG KONG -- CNOOC Limited has announced that production from the Rochelle gas-condensate field in the UK North Sea has commenced. At Rochelle field, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC, acts as the field operator.
The Rochelle field, in Blocks 15/26b, 15/26c and 15/27, lies approximately 115 mi northeast of Aberdeen. The field development consists of the construction of two subsea production wells (East and West Rochelle) and the installation of a production pipeline to the Scott platform.
Initial production is from West Rochelle. Drilling continues on East Rochelle, which is expected to be on-line during the fourth quarter of this year.
All production from Rochelle will be processed at the Nexen UK-operated Scott platform. At Rochelle field, Nexen UK has 41% interest, with other partners being Endeavour International Corporation (44%) and Premier Oil (15%). Nexen UK has a 41.9% working interest in the Scott platform.