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Subject Keyword PETROLEUM ♦ NATURAL GAS ♦ PRODUCTION ♦ NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS ♦ RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ♦ NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS ♦ NORTH SEA ♦ PETROLEUM DEPOSITS ♦ UNITED KINGDOM ♦ DESIGN ♦ JOINT VENTURES ♦ OFFSHORE PLATFORMS ♦ OIL WELLS ♦ PIPELINES ♦ PLANNING ♦ RESERVES ♦ TRANSPORT ♦ ATLANTIC OCEAN ♦ ENERGY SOURCES ♦ EUROPE ♦ FLUIDS ♦ FOSSIL FUELS ♦ FUEL GAS ♦ FUELS ♦ GAS FUELS ♦ GASES ♦ GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS ♦ LIQUIDS ♦ MINERAL RESOURCES ♦ RESOURCES ♦ SEAS ♦ SURFACE WATERS ♦ WELLS ♦ WESTERN EUROPE 020300* -- Petroleum-- Drilling & Production ♦ Natural GasDrilling, Production, & Processing
Abstract Recent approval was given by the UK government for Marathon's $1.6-billion development of the North Sea's Brae field which is underway. The first jacket structure is scheduled for float out in early 1982, with later module installations. The Brae platform will have 8 legs and 46 drilling slots. It is designed to handle reservoir fliud with a gor of 1400 cu ft of gas/bbl and a high CO/sub 2/ content - 23% mol - and small amounts of hydrogen sulfide. The field production rate will be 100,000 bopd plus 12,000 bpd of NGL. Oil from the field will be piped to BP's Forties and transported ashore in existing pipelines to the Grangemouth terminal in Scotland. The area, under development by a 9-company partnership led by Marathon Oil, has estimated recoverable reserves of 40 million tons of oil and gas liquids and 4.25 billion cu m of commercial natural gas.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1980-05-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Ocean Ind.
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 5


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