The Strathspey Field, Block 3/4a, UK North Sea
The Strathspey Field was the first sub-sea development in the North Sea to be tied back to a third party operator, the Ninian Field now operated by Canadian Natural Resources (CNR). The field was discovered in 1975 by well 3/4-4 and lies wholly within Block 3/4a. The field is a tilted fault block, unconformity trap and consists of two separate reservoirs, a volatile oil and a gas condensate reservoir: the Middle Jurassic, Brent Group and the Lower Jurassic/Upper Triassic, Banks Group respectively. Two 3D seismic surveys cover the field, the most recent being a Vertical Cable Seismic survey recorded in 1996.
The Banks Group reservoir is produced under depletion drive by five wells and the Brent Group reservoir by water flooding with 3 water injectors and 6 producing wells. In place volumes arc 290 BCF and 90MMSTB for the Banks Group and 120 MMSTR in the Brent Group Reservoir. Ultimate recoveries are estimated to be 230 BSCF, 22 MMBBL and 70 MMSTB, 88 BSCF respectively. Oil export is via the Ninian pipeline system to Sullom Voe, while gas export is through the Far North Liquids and Gas System (FLAGS) pipeline system to St Fergus.]
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