The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has hailed news that Apache Corporation has reached first oil in just eight months from its Garten field as remarkable.
Commenting, Oil & Gas UK Upstream Policy Director Mike Tholen said:
“To have delivered a project from discovery to first oil in just eight months shows the remarkable agility of the UK Continental Shelf as it continues to become more competitive.
“Apache have shown what can be achieved through a constructive and collaborative relationship with its supply chain. This is great news for everyone involved in the project, and to the wider industry who will be keen to share in the lessons learned.
“It is further proof that the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry is staying the course on the road to Vision 2035.”