Oil Flows from Clair Ridge
Oil from BP’s major Clair Ridge development which is expected to produce for the next four decades begun flowing on the 19th November. The Clair field was discovered in 1977 and is estimated to contain 7 billion barrels of oil and gas. The export has already been increased from 8,000 barrels to 19,000 barrels per day with a further flowline expected to be onstream hopefully in December.
Wozair have manufactured HVAC packages, spares and offered support services from 2011 to 2018, much of which was manufactured on the Medway City Estate before the move to the new premises on Grosvenor Road, Gillingham. Packages included Dampers, Separators, AHU’s, Chillers, Fans & Humidifiers, Louvres, Heaters, Control Panels and Air Terminal Units.
The start of production at the facility, which will recover an estimated 640 million barrels is seen as a significant moment for the UK’s Oil and Gas sector. It is the second phase of development in the larger Clair Field, where the first phase began oil production in 2005.
BP/AMEC who managed the project over the years have thanked everyone involved in the supply chain of the Clair Ridge story – a 40 year legacy project that will supply up to 10% of the UK’s oil demand.