Clipper South Gas Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: RWE
  • Country: UK
  • Location: Blocks 48/11c, southern North Sea
  • Production start: 2012
  • Partners: Fairfield - 25%, Bayerngas - 25%
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 500bcf of gas in place
  • Production Volume:

Description

  • The Clipper South field is located in UKCS blocks 48/19 and 48/20 of the southern North Sea in 23 metres water depth, approximately 169 kilometres to the east of the Theddlethorpe gas processing terminal.
  • The field is developed through the drilling of five horizontal wells each with multiple hydraulic fractures
  • There is a single manned, small steel platform
  • The Carrack Gas Field is tied back to the Clipper Platform

Contractors

  • Heerema: Construction of the jacket, topsides and piles
  • Seaway Heavy Lifting: Tansport & installation of Platform Deck, Jacket and Piles
  • Technip: project management, detailed pipeline design, installation and tie-in of a 15.5 kilometer 12" production line and 3" methanol piggyback line from the new Clipper South platform to the existing LOGGS (Lincolnshire Offshore Gas Gathering system) platform
  • Subsea 7: PT Jacket & Scour Rectification
  • FoundOcean: Grouting for PT Jacket & Scour Rectification

History

  • 1983 - The Clipper South Discovery was made by well 48/19a-3
  • 1992 - Appraisal wells drilled
  • 2008 - Fairfield Energy Acquires Clipper South from Shell and ExxonMobil
  • 2009 - RWE farms in to the development
  • 2010 - Heerema awarded contract for construction of the jacket, topsides and piles
  • 2011 - Clipper South Gas Field Development Plan Approved by DECC
  • 2011 - Technip awarded North Sea contract by RWE Dea
  • 2012 - Start of development drilling
  • 2015 - Ineos announces the acquisition of RWE Dea's share

Geology

  • The gas at Clipper South is located in a tight Permian Rotliegend reservoir

Links

  1. UK Oil and Gas Fields by Approval Date
  2. List Of Oil and Gas Production Platforms In The UK
  3. FoundOcean Subsea References
  4. Seaway Heavy Lifting Oil And Gas References
  5. Fairfield Energy Acquires Clipper South from Shell and ExxonMobil
  6. Heerema Fabrication Group awarded 'Breagh A' and Clipper South' contracts
  7. Technip awarded North Sea contract by RWE Dea
  8. Clipper South Gas Field Development Plan Approved
  9. Start of development drilling at Clipper South Gas Field
  10. Fairfield Energy and RWE DEA UK join forces at Clipper South
  11. INEOS buys North Sea gas fields

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