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West Don Field Commences Production

Petrofac

Petrofac has announced the commencement of production from the West Don field in the UK North Sea. Petrofac Energy Developments is Operator of the field with Valiant Petroleum, Nippon Oil Exploration and Production (UK) Ltd, Stratic Energy and First Oil as its development partners.

Production from the field commenced on 28 April, less than one year from receiving field development programme (FDP) approval. Peak production from West Don is expected to be in the region of 25,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd).

Petrofac is also Operator of nearby Don Southwest and holds a 60% interest in the field. Commencement of production from Don Southwest is expected towards the end of the second quarter of 2009. Peak production from both fields is expected to reach in excess of 40,000 bopd.

Posted 29/04/09

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