Maersk Oil has commenced oil production from the Flyndre field in the UK and Norwegian North Sea.

Discovered in 1974, the field is located lies approximately 293km South East of Aberdeen in blocks 30/13 and 30/14 of the UK North Sea and 325km west south-west of Stavanger in block 1/5 (PL018C) of the Norwegian North Sea.

First oil from the Flyndre field is being supplied to the Repsol Sinopec-operated Clyde platform through a 25km pipeline system.

Production from the Clyde platform will be exported to Teesside through the Norpipe system.

Maersk Oil CEO Gretchen Watkins said: “Flyndre first oil represents new production for both the UK and Norway and we’re pleased to have worked with partners on both sides of the border to deliver this development.”

Expected to produce until at least 2023, the field will have a peak production capacity of around 10,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd). The field is being developed with a single production well.

Watkins added: “By combining experience and strong technical capabilities Maersk Oil is helping engineer a bright future across the North Sea, and bringing new developments on stream is always a strong signifier of that.”

Maersk Oil operates the Flyndre field with 65.941% stake while other partners include Repsol Sinopec Resources with 22.739% interest, Repsol Sinopec North Sea 4.24%, Maersk Oil Norway 6.255%, Statoil Petroleum 0.471% and Petoro 0.354% stake. 

Maersk Oil secured approval from the UK and Norwegian authorities in 2014 to develop the Flyndre and Cawdor fields.

Image: The Flyndre field will have a peak production capacity of around 10,000 bopd. Photo: courtesy of A.P. MOLLER – MAERSK GROUP.