27 kboepd (2022 production)
Production from Armada, Everest and Lomond together with Erskine (AELE) averaged 27 kboepd (2021: 24 kboepd). This was driven by higher production efficiency, with AELE benefiting from a shorter summer maintenance campaign and improved reliability. Production was also supported by the LAD development well which targeted the East Everest Extension area and was brought on-stream in the first quarter of 2022 helping to partially offset natural decline. 2023 activities include several well intervention scopes and maturation of a potential infill opportunity on North West Seymour.
Armada – 100.0% operated
Armada sits in Block 22/5b of the UK North Sea, 244 kilometres east of Aberdeen. It consists of the Drake, Hawkins and Fleming gas/condensate fields, with SW and NW Seymour, and Maria fields in the UK sector and the Rev and Gaupe fields (third-party fields) in the Norwegian sector tied back to Armada. Gas is exported via the CATS pipeline to Teesside, while the produced liquids go via the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) to the Kinneil processing plant at Grangemouth.
Everest – 100.0% operated
North Everest in Block 22/10a-A is a combined wellhead/production/quarters platform. It produces gas and condensate from North Everest, the South Everest subsea wellheads and Everest East Expansion (EEE) wells. Well products from South Everest are transported by subsea pipeline to the CATS Riser Platform to be combined with North Everest well streams for processing. The CATS Riser Platform sits adjacent to and is bridge-linked to North Everest. Gas is exported via the CATS pipeline to Teesside, while produced liquids go via the FPS to Kinneil.
Lomond – 100.0% operated
Lomond is a combined wellhead/production/quarters platform, located in Block 23/21a. It lies approximately 268 kilometres east of Aberdeen and processes gas and condensate from the Lomond and Erskine fields. Production from Lomond is exported via a 57.8-kilometre gas and condensate export pipeline to the CATS Riser Platform at North Everest from where it is exported to the FPS (condensate) and the CATS Terminal at Teesside (gas).
Erskine – 32.0% non-operated
Erskine is a complex high pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) gas/condensate field located in Block 23/26b of the UK Central North Sea. Production from Erskine is exported via infield pipelines to Lomond and the CATS Riser Platform at North Everest from where it is exported to the FPS (condensate) and the CATS Terminal at Teesside (gas).