Getting More From A Gannet

Shell has been busy at its North Sea Gannet Field. It has drilled its first infill well in 10 years, has been using a hydraulic workover unit for the first time in 10 years, is replacing subsea infrastructure, running a significant well intervention campaign, working on a gas cap blowdown and shooting 4-D seismic to look for further opportunities. What’s significant is that all of this is being done on one asset, which some four years ago was completely shut in. Now, however, following a renewed systematic focus, production from the Gannet asset has been returned to levels not seen since the end of the last decade—and there’s more to come.