Aberdeen firm Dana Petroleum has opted to develop the Platypus field in the southern North Sea as a subsea tieback to an existing platform, it is understood.
Dana is looking for a contractor to supply a subsea production control umbilical for a 24km tie-back within a 12 month period, according to the Oil and Gas Authority’s website.
Dana expects to sanction the southern North Sea project in the first quarter of 2020 and hopes to achieve first gas late in 2021, the OGA website said.
Oil and gas news outlet Upstream reported that Dana had decided to tie Platypus back to Perenco’s Cleeton platform.
Dana’s full-year accounts for 2017 indicate the company had also considered producing from Platypus via the Humber Gathering System, which is currently being developed for the Premier Oil-operated Tolmount field.
Dana’s spokesman declined to comment.