RWE Dea UK Development Ltd. telah memulai produksi gas komersial 60 MMcfd dari satu sumur di lahan gas Cavendish di Block 43/19a di UK Southern Gas basin. Lahan terletak di 18.5 m dari perairan.

Penulis : Uchenna Izundu

Field operator RWE Dea and equal partner Dana Petroleum PLC are drilling second and third wells that are expected to come on stream before yearend. Cavendish, a Carboniferous gas field discovered in 1989, is RWE Dea’s first operated development project in the UK.

The development consists of a 6-slot, minimum-facilities fixed platform tied back to the Murdoch platform via 47 km of newly laid pipeline. Murdoch is part of the Caister Murdoch system operated by ConocoPhillips, which transports the gas onward to the Theddlethorpe gas terminal in the UK.

Cavendish field production originally was expected to start in the first quarter with an initial flow of 100 MMcfd and to continue until 2016 (OGJ Online, Nov. 26, 2006).