Sterling commences production from Breagh gas field in UK North Sea

Canada-based Sterling Resources has commenced production at the Breagh gas field in the UK southern North Sea.

The company reported an initial production rate of 97 million standard cubic ft per day (MMscf/d) from A01, A03 and A04 wells at Breagh gas field in the UK southern North Sea, which is expected to reach about 135MMscf/d by November 2013.

Drilling operations at the site started in 2007 and 2008 under the licenses obtained by the company during the 22nd Seaward licensing round in 2004.

Sterling chief operating officer John Rapach said the company looks forward to bring further gas through the new infrastructure in the southern North Sea with its equity gas in Breagh Phase 2 and Crosgan, and from other potential developments surrounding the Breagh field area.

“The Breagh field is one of the largest natural gas discoveries under development in the UK Southern North Sea and is the first large scale production for Sterling,” Rapach added.

The drill site is situated in 42/12a and 42/13a UKCS blocks, which are about 100km east of Teesside.

The gas from the blocks is transported through 20in pipeline from the Breagh Alpha platform to Coatham Sands, located in Redcar of UK mainland and then transported to the Teesside gas processing plant (TGPP) for processing.