Serica 18%, Chevron (operator) 50%, Chrysaor 32%
Serica holds an 18% non-operating interest in the Erskine field, located in the UK Central North Sea, which it acquired from BP in June 2015.
The field, operated by Chevron, is a High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) gas condensate field and was originally discovered in 1981. Main reserves lie in three separate, but generally overlying, Jurassic sandstone-producing horizons. The field has been developed with five producing wells.
The production facilities comprise a normally unmanned platform located at Erskine with production handled and controlled from the Chrysaor-operated Lomond platform, 30km to the north. The Lomond Platform lies 269km east of Aberdeen, adjacent to the Columbus field.
Gas and liquids produced from Erskine are transported to the Lomond platform via a 16in nominal bore multiphase pipeline where the fluids are processed.
Gas is then delivered via Everest and the CATS pipeline system to a terminal at Teeside.
The condensate separated at the Lomond platform is delivered via the Forties pipeline to Cruden Bay.
Gas Condensate Field
Serica recently announced an agreement to acquire BP’s interests in the producing Bruce, Keith & Rhum package of assets in the UK Northern North Sea.