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BP has installed a new 700-ton processing unit for the Kinnoull and Andrew Lower Cretaceous reservoirs on the Andrew platform, 230 km (143 miles) northwest of Aberdeen, as part of its Kinnoull project in the UK’s central North Sea.
The Kinnoull field is one of three reservoirs being developed as part of the rejuvenation of the Andrew area, according to a news release. The reservoir will be connected to BP’s Andrew platform and will enable production there to be extended by another decade.
In order to access the new reservoir, the project has installed a new subsea system and caisson onto the Andrew platform. Four subsea pipeline bundles with a total length of 28 km (17 miles) will carry the fluids to the Andrew platform for processing and onward export, the release said.
Production from Kinnoull is forecast to peak at 45,000 b/d and be exported via the existing Forties pipeline system to Kinneil and the CATS pipeline system to Teesside.
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