Total starts-up West Franklin phase 2
Total said it has started gas and condensate production from the West Franklin Phase 2 project in the Central Graben area of the UK North Sea.
The project will supply 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) to the Elgin/Franklin hub.
West Franklin Phase 2 will develop reserves of 85 million barrels of oil equivalent. The project includes the drilling of three new production wells and the installation of two new platforms, the West Franklin wellhead platform and the Elgin B platform which will be also used to drill new wells on Elgin.
Located approximately 240 km east of Aberdeen, West Franklin was discovered by Total in 2003 and Phase 1 production started in 2007 with two wells drilled from the Franklin platform.
Total operates Elgin/Franklin, including West Franklin, with a 46.2% interest alongside co-venturers Eni (21.9%), BG (14.1%), E.ON (5.2%), ExxonMobil (4.3%), Chevron (3.9%), Summit (2.2%) and Dyas (2.2%).