April 20, 2021

The Spirit Energy-owned York gas field has been given another three years of life following a successful life extension project. The Southern North Sea field achieved first gas from the recent campaign on 18 April, having been sanctioned by Spirit in May 2020.

The project extends the life of an important North Sea field for Spirit, which has produced 45 billion cubic feet of gas over the past eight years and a further 18 billion cubic feet is expected thanks to the recent investment. York started production in 2013 and was planned to produce until 2020. Now, production is extended until 2023/24.

The life extension work comprised activities both onshore and offshore, including a walk to work campaign. The project included re-routing the York gas to the Dimlington Gas Terminal and accessing its onshore gas compression facility, a move from its previous export route via the Easington Gas Terminal. Read more…