The EON operated Huntingdon field located in the North Sea has had its output capacity severely restricted by access to the BP CATS pipeline due to fluid composition issues. The field is currently restricted to 40% of capacity.
The 36” diameter CATS pipeline is one of the UK’s most strategic pipeline assets and transports gas from a number of North Sea fields, including the associated gas from Huntingdon oil; without a gas export option, oil production is significantly restricted. Gas entry specification for CATS is strictly controlled by BP, in particular liquid content as a mitigation to internal corrosion.
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