Huntington output halted

Stoppage: Voyageur Spirit FPSO at Huntington

Production has again been halted at the E.ON E&P-operated Huntington field off the UK, with the latest shutdown due to planned maintenance, according to partner Noreco.

The field’s Voyageur Spirit cylindrical floating production, storage and offloading vessel will remain offline for up to three weeks while work is being carried out both on the unit and the BP-operated CATS gas pipeline system, Noreco said in a statement.

The latest halt follows a series of stoppages caused by technical and weather-related issues that have dogged the field since it was brought online in April 2013 and comes only a few weeks after an unplanned two-week outage in June.

Oslo-listed Noreco recorded net average output from the field last month of 4180 barrels of oil equivalent based on its 20% stake in Huntington, implying total production of around 21,000 boepd.

It expects the field’s output to ramp up to a plateau rate of 6400 boepd net to the company – equating to a gross level of 32,000 boepd – once it is brought back online later this month.

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