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First gas from Cygnus southern North Sea field

22nd January 2017

Engie E&P UK has announced that first gas from the Cygnus development has been exported to the Bacton gas terminal in North Norfolk.

First gas from Cygnus southern North Sea field
First gas from Cygnus southern North Sea field

Cygnus, located in licence areas P1055 & P1731, 150km off the coast of Lincolnshire, is expected to contribute five per cent of UK gas production.  The project added approximately £1.3 billion to the UK economy and supported nearly 5,000 jobs during its five-year development period. 

“I’m very proud of the strong collaboration on Cygnus between partners Engie E&P, Centrica and Bayerngas,” Ruud Zoon, managing director of Engie E&P UK commented. “Together we have successfully achieved first gas production and export from the Cygnus field.  Over 5000 colleagues, contractors and suppliers have contributed to this landmark development and, most importantly, have maintained an excellent safety record since the project was approved in 2012.

“First gas from Cygnus represents a significant boost to the UK’s long term energy security, with an estimated production life exceeding 20 years. Furthermore, with over 80 per cent of the contract work secured by British businesses – including fabrication yards in Hartlepool, Methil and Burntisland, it is a showcase for the technical and commercial excellence of the UK oil and gas supply chain.”

The Cygnus complex, with four platforms, a total of 10 wells and two subsea structures, serves an estimated field size of 250 square kilometres from which it is expected to achieve plateau production of 250 million cubic feet per day.

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