Total Announces Start-Up Of The Forvie North Field

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4th January 2006

TOTAL E&P UK Limited announces that the Forvie North Field commenced production on December 29, 2005. The field is located approximately 440km north-east of Aberdeen in the northern North Sea Block 3/15 and is owned 100% by TOTAL E&P UK Limited.

The Forvie North gas-condensate discovery, located 33km south of the Alwyn North platform, was made in June 2002. The field is expected to produce around 20 kboe/d at plateau, from a single well in the Brent Formation, via a sub-sea manifold. A new, 15 inch high-pressure gas-condensate link has been constructed from Forvie to Alwyn North, the main production hub in the area.

A fast track development planning and the use of innovative technology, such as a high-pressure flexible riser, have brought this field on stream only 9 months after Field Development Approval was received from the UK DTI.

The Forvie subsea system has also been designed with significant expansion capacity to allow the tie in of additional wells from nearby UK exploration prospects and, subject to commercial agreement, from fields in the nearby Norwegian sector.

Michel Contie, Managing Director of TOTAL E&P UK Limited said ‘Development of the Forvie North Field has been timed to take advantage of capacity in the Alwyn North facilities. By keeping our facilities fully utilised we can bring relatively small projects, albeit with high development costs, to fruition, whether our own or third party business. Optimising the shared operating costs allows us to maximise recovery in the high cost environment of the UKCS and contribute positively to the UK’s security of supply’

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