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    Hartshead pens gas transportation, processing deal with Shell


Sydney-listed Hartshead has reached an agreement with Shell on key commercial terms to transport and process its Phase I gas production to the UK sales point.

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Hartshead pens gas transportation, processing deal with Shell

Sydney-listed Hartshead Resources has inked an agreement with Shell which sets out the commercial terms for the transportation and processing of the Phase I gas field production via Shell’s Southern North Sea infrastructure, the company said on March 22.

Hartshead is 100% owner and operator of licence P2607 which is comprised of five blocks in Quads 48 and 49 on the UK continental shelf, in the Southern gas basin. The license contains multiple gas fields, some of which have been only partially developed and multiple exploration prospects with a combined resource base of circa 0.8 trillion ft3 of gas across Phase I, II and III of the field development programme.


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According to the deal, the gas will be transported to the Shell infrastructure via a planned, Hartshead owned pipeline and subsea connection. Following which, gas will be onward transported to the Shell Leman Alpha platform before being delivered to the Bacton gas terminal for processing and delivery to the UK national gas transmission system.

The agreement provides the basis for the tie-in, and transportation and processing of Phase I gas production through Shell’s infrastructure. The fully-termed agreements will also detail any required brownfield modifications required as part of the gas offtake route for the Anning and Somerville gas fields, the company said.

The development of fully-termed agreements will progress in parallel with the front-end engineering and design, and final field development plan asubmission to the UK government.