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Blocks 23/26a, 23/26b
Serica 18%, Ithaca (operator) 50%, Harbour Energy 32%
Serica holds an 18% non-operating interest in the Erskine field, which is located in the UK Central North Sea.
The field, operated by Ithaca, 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 with average production 1,700 boe/d net to Serica in the first half of 2023.
The production facilities comprise a normally unmanned platform located at Erskine with production handled and controlled from the Harbour-operated Lomond platform, 30km to the north. Gas and liquids produced from Erskine are transported to the Lomond platform 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.