Production starts at Maersk’s Tyra Southeast-B concession

Copenhagen: Production has started from the new unmanned platform Tyra Southeast-B, Maersk Oil reports. The platform is expected to add reserves of 50m barrels of oil equivalent over the next 30 years to Danish production.

“The Tyra Southeast extension is a great example of how we extract value from the Danish North Sea by combining intricate knowledge, long-term investments and the right technical capabilities. Over the next three decades, the new platform will add both oil and gas to our production. This is an important step in Maersk Oil’s growth journey and it demonstrates that Denmark continues to be a core area for us,” said Maersk Oil CEO Jakob Thomasen.

The drilling of the first well commenced in December 2014 from the Ensco 72 drilling rig. From this well alone the production is expected to be 2,600 barrels per day. The plan is to drill a total of 8 to 12 horizontal wells during 2015-2017 with each well being about six kilometres long.

The new platform, located 220 km off Denmark’s west coast, will produce a mixture of oil and gas and is expected to deliver approximately 20m barrels of oil and 170bn cu ft of gas.

The development is a partnership between A.P. Møller – Mærsk (31.2%), Shell (36.8%), Nordsøfonden (20%) and Chevron (12%).

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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