Shell to develop Scoter in £75m North Sea investment
Shell Expro announced today that the company has DTI approval to develop the Scoter field in the central North Sea, around 150 miles from Aberdeen.
Scoter has reserves of 200 bscf of gas and 6.5 mmstb of condensate. Development will require four main activities: the drilling of two wells initially, with the option to drill a third well at a later date, the installation of subsea facilities and pipelines, some modification to the Shearwater platform to accommodate the Scoter hydrocarbons, and production operations.
Drilling, testing and installation of the wellheads for the first two Scoter Wells is scheduled over the third and fourth quarters in 2002. The project is due for completion during the fourth quarter of 2002.
Drilling on the third well will begin once results from the first two have been acquired over a two-year production period.