Rhum R3 First Gas Received into FUKA

North Sea Midstream Partners Limited (“NSMP”) is pleased to announce that on 23 August 2021 the NSMP Frigg UK Association (“FUKA”) pipeline received first gas from the Rhum R3 well for onward processing in the NSMP St. Fergus Gas Terminal.

R3 is part of the Rhum gas field, located in block 3/29a of the UKCS which is tied back to the Bruce platform. The Bruce platform, also operated by Serica, is located is located 44 km from the Rhum field and provides the hub facility for production from the Bruce, Keith and Rhum fields. Oil production is transported and processed via the Forties Pipeline System, while the gas is transported through the NSMP FUKA pipeline to the St. Fergus Gas Terminal where it is processed before entering the UK National Transmission System.

The recompletion of Rhum R3 is anticipated to increase production rates, enable more Rhum gas reserves to be recovered and help extend the life of the Bruce hub.

Andy Heppel, Chief Executive Officer of North Sea Midstream Partners, commented

“We are very pleased to see first production from Rhum R3. NSMP has worked closely with Serica to ensure a smooth start-up of R3. Together with our operating partner, px Group, NSMP continues to pursue the overall optimisation of hydrocarbon flows through the FUKA system including production received from the Bruce hub.”