Chrysaor has a 14.1% interest in the Elgin-Franklin hub which is operated by Total. Elgin and Franklin are two high pressure and high temperature gas and condensate fields, which started production in 2001. They are located in the UK North Sea, approximately 240 km east of Aberdeen. The Elgin field was discovered in 1991 and the Franklin field in 1986. The Elgin-Franklin facilities consist of: Elgin, a wellhead platform for the Elgin field and for the Glenelg satellite field, which is a production, utilities and quarters (PUQ) platform connected to the Elgin wellhead platform by a 90 m bridge; and Franklin, situated 5 km south of Elgin, a wellhead platform for the Franklin field, which also allows production from the West Franklin satellite field. The hub produced 15.1 mboepd net during November and December 2017.
The Elgin-Franklin field has just commenced a significant infill drilling campaign supported by Chrysaor. Franklin infill drilling is ongoing and Chrysaor is ready to support Total in signing a rig for the West Franklin & Elgin infill campaigns. Risks associated with the costs & longevity of the liquid export route are being addressed by the operator, with Chrysaor’s support.