J-Area encompasses the two fields of Judy and Joanne with overlapping reservoirs. The fields are located in Quadrant 30 of the United Kingdom Continental Shelf, approximately 150 miles south-east of Aberdeen. Hydrocarbons were first discovered in the Joanne field in 1980 and in 1992 extensive geological work determined that development should be pursued. Commercial oil production and gas from Judy/Joanne began in 1997. After being processed on the Judy platform, gas is transported through the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) pipeline and liquids are transported to Teesside through the Norpipe system.
|Sector||U.K. Central North Sea|
|Approx Distance to Land||130 nautical miles SE of Aberdeen|
|Water Depth||Judy Platform – 75 metres (246 feet)
Joanne Manifold – 79 metres (259 feet)
|Hydrocarbons Produced||Gas & oil/liquids|
|Export Method||Gas - goes to Teesside via the CATS pipeline.
Liquids – go to Teesside (Seal Sands) via the Norpipe system.
|% of Chrysaor Equity||67%|
|First Production||June 1997|
|Accommodation on Board||101 people|
|Key Commercial Terms||None.|
The entry specification for any future third-party production is dependent upon the point at which such production would enter the Judy facilities and the composition of production already being processed at that time. The entry specification will cover areas that affect onward transportation as well as those which impact the Judy platform itself e.g. slugging limitations and contaminants.
Liquids – any liquids processed on the Judy facilities would be transported to Teesside through the J-Block Spur to the Norpipe System. The exit specification from the Judy facilities is the Norpipe entry specification which is directly negotiable between any prospective user and the Norpipe operator. However, any exit specification must be achievable with the processing facilities available on Judy
Gas – any gas processed on the Judy facilities would be transported through the CATS Pipeline via the T6 entry point. The exit specification from the Judy facilities is the CATS entry specification which is directly negotiable between any prospective user and the CATS operator. However, any exit specification must be achievable with the processing facilities available on Judy. Following on from transportation through CATS further processing would be required at either the CATS processing facility or TGPP.
|Outline details of Primary separation processing facilities:||
Primary oil and gas separation is achieved by HP separators. The oil is conditioned by a second stage LP separator to the pipeline entry specification (145 psia true vapour pressure at 100oF) prior to export.
|Outline details of gas treatment facilities:||The gas from the separators is compressed and dehydrated by a triethylene glycol system to achieve a maximum water content of 15kg per million cubic metres. The hydrocarbon dewpoint of -2oC at all pressures greater than 92 barg is achieved by NGL removal at the suction scrubbers of the second compression stage. Judy has limited H2S removal facilities.|
HIGH LEVEL CAPACITY INFORMATION
The basic capacity information is portrayed by colour coded 'traffic lights' that reflect thresholds of availability over the next 5 years
|Judy Platform firm processing capacity available||Ullage as % of system capacity||Comment|
|Oil export capacity1|
|Oil export pipeline capacity1|
|Gas compression capacity2 3|
|Gas export capacity|
|Gas export pipeline capacity|
|Gas lift capacity4|
|H2S removal capacity|
|Produced water handling capacity6|
|Water injection capacity|
(1) The design capacity of the Judy oil export system is 100,000 bbls/d from 2 booster and main oil line pumps. However, there is also the ability to tie directly into the J-Block Spur, then onwards to the Norpipe system. The capacity of the J-Block spur line is dependant on the combined throughputs of the J-Block spur and Norpipe trunkline.
(2) There are 2 compression trains. With both trains operating the system has a total capacity of 320 MMSCFD at 15.5 barg separator pressure.
(3) Compressor optimisation was implemented in Q2 2017, rewheeling both compression trains to reduce the separator pressures. Post-optimisation, the compressors can deliver 320 MMSCFD at 15.5 barg separator pressure. The nameplate capacity of 450 MMSCFD is maintained at around 26 barg separator pressure.
(4) Gas is available at compressor second stage discharge pressure, typically about 150 barg. A gas lift manifold was installed in 2018 with capacity to inject to 6 wells. Gas lift is currently only provided to 1 of the Judy wells.
(5) Achieves a maximum water content of 15 kg per million cubic metres.
(6) Produced water is separated at the LP separator, the system has a hydraulic capacity of 12,000 bbl/day. Treatment is by hydrocyclones, compact flotation unit and a degasser. There are no reinjection facilities. Additional produced water capacity may be available via the Jasmine hydrocyclones on JURP however these have yet to be commissioned. Please note, modifications required on Judy for new business may be limited due to facilities constraints.
Last Update: July 2019