Location: Central North Sea, United Kingdom
Company: Conoco Phillips Petroleum
Tratos and Conoco Phillips Petroleum cooperation
Tratos UK Ltd has supplied a £5 million order for special fire resistant cables to Conoco Phillips for Phase 1 of the Jasmine discovery in the UK, Central North Sea.
Jasmine, one of the UK’s largest exploration discoveries since the mid 1990s, was discovered by a ConocoPhillips-operated exploration well in 2006. First production from Jasmine Phase 1 is anticipated to occur in the fourth quarter of 2012 and the core development is expected to produce at an annual gross peak sales rate of more than 88,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
Tratos has supplied medium and low voltage cables for Jasmine Phase 1 designed and manufactured by the company to meet the necessary test requirements of this project especially for the exceptional fire resistance properties demanded. Tratos, whose primary market is the oil and gas industry, was the only company able to fully meet ConocoPhillips’ rigorous spec for this specialist cable, which will be delivered in full this year.
Designed specifically for the Oil& Gas market, the bespoke Tratos JBA® cable range is mud, fire and extreme temperature/environment (water and mechanical impact) resistant and Lloyds approved. Where durability from all equipment is key, especially cabling that may be permanently open to the elements or used alongside heavy duty equipment, Tratos’ MV and LV JBA® control cables satisfy every stringent application, specification and standardisation requirement. Tratos is one of the fastest-growing and most technically innovative manufacturers of subsea cables and has a successful track record of providing off-the shelf and bespoke-designed upstream, downstream and subsea cables for the Oil & Gas sector.
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Did you know?
The Jasmine Field is located in blocks 30/06 and 30/07a on the J Ridge, the south-eastern extension of the Forties–Montrose High, which separates the eastern and western basins of the UK Central North Sea.
The field was discovered in 2006 and is close to two ConocoPhillips producing fields, Jade and Judy, which serve as useful local analogues. The main West Limb structure is a turtle-back faulted anticline NW of the Joanne salt pillow.
The primary reservoir is Triassic in age and consists of stacked fluvial sandstones of the Joanne Member of the Skagerrak Formation. The HPHT exploration wells 30/06-6 and geological sidetrack 30/06-6Z discovered a rich gas condensate column of 2300 ft, some 1100 ft deeper than the mapped independent structural closure of the prospect, and achieved good flow rates on test.
To appraise the discovery and assess the potential for significant additional volumes in an adjacent downfaulted terrace, a programme comprising a main well and two sidetrack wells was initiated in 2007. Appraisal well 30/06-7 discovered a 550 ft hydrocarbon column in the Northern Terrace with a hydrocarbon–water contact shallower than that observed in the West Limb, thereby proving structural compartmentalization between the two fault blocks. Good flow rates were achieved from a drill stem test in mechanical sidetrack well 30/06-7Z. Sidetracks 30/06-7Y and 30/06-7X were drilled to confirm the northwestern extension of the West Limb discovery and to test the northern extent of the Northern Terrace accumulation, respectively. This programme has reduced volumetric uncertainty but the trapping mechanism and the ultimate extent of the Jasmine accumulation remain unknown.
Comprehensive data acquisition throughout the exploration and appraisal phases, including drill stem testing, core recovery and seismic data reprocessing, has facilitated a detailed reservoir characterization programme. Jasmine represents a significant new high pressure/high temperature resource in the mature Central North Sea and is currently undergoing development planning.
Tratos is very pleased to contribute toward achieving Goal 7 of the UN Global Goals to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 13: Climate Action, GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being, Goal 14: Life Below Water, and Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.