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The Pelican Field lies in the East Shetland Basin, in Block 211/26, roughly 150 km NE of the Shetland Islands. It was discovered in 1975 by exploration well 211/26-4. Development was delayed until 1995 when economic development became feasible as a subsea tie back to the Cormorant Alpha Platform. The reservoir is the Middle Jurassic Brent Group, comprising sands deposited in a fluvio-deltaic, shallow-marine, wave-dominated system. The reservoir interval has an average thickness of around 300 ft, ranging from 220 ft on the crest to 400 ft in down-flank areas. The crest of the field lies at around 10 500 ft true vertical depth subsea. Current estimate of oil in place for the field is c. 500 MMbbl. The Pelican Field suffers from significant deterioration of reservoir properties with depth, leading to low recovery factors of 15–20%. To date, 21 production and injection wells have been drilled recovering a total of 76 MMbbl. Oil production started in 1996 and peak oil production was achieved at 50 000 bopd in the same year. Rates declined due to water-cut development in most of the wells and current production rates are around 2000 bopd.

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