EnQuest FLOWS FIRST OIL FROM KRAKEN
EnQuest confirms that first oil from the Kraken development was delivered on 23 June 2017. During the initial ramp-up period, the 13 wells that have been drilled and completed to date, comprising 7 producers and 6 injectors, are being brought online in a phased manner, to maximise long term productivity and value.
EnQuest CEO, Amjad Bseisu said:
“EnQuest is delighted to confirm that first oil has been achieved on the Kraken development, delivered on schedule and under budget. Drill centres 1 and 2 are fully complete and work continues on drill centre 3; as a result, further production capacity will come online into 2018 as these further wells are put onstream.
Kraken is a transformational project, made possible by EnQuest’s differential capabilities; the right mix of integrated technical capabilities, high levels of efficiency and cost discipline. With production from Kraken, EnQuest is moving from a period of heavy capital investment, to a focus on cash generation and deleveraging the balance sheet.
Kraken is a large heavy oil accumulation in the UK North Sea, located in the East Shetland basin, to the west of the North Viking Graben, approximately 125 km east of the Shetland Islands. The field contains c.128 MMboe of gross 2P reserves, making it one of the largest new oil fields to come onstream in the North Sea since Buzzard. (Source and image: EnQuest – Kraken FPSO)