The Curlew oil and gas offshore facility is situated in the Central North Sea in the United Kingdom continental shelf. It is located approximately 210km east of the Aberdeenshire coastline, Scotland, and 55km west of the UK/Norway median line, in a water depth of 93m. The facility consists of a central processing Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel, with three subsea field tie-backs, and is connected into the Fulmar pipeline for gas export to St. Fergus onshore facility.
Shell U.K. Ltd submitted a draft Decommissioning Programme (DP) for Curlew to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in June 2018. In accordance with the provisions of the Petroleum Act 1998, for consideration by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), it is a requirement of the Act that interested parties be consulted on such decommissioning proposals.
Public Consultation on the Curlew DP opened on 17June 2018, and closed on 18 July 2018. Following Public Consultation, the DP has now been approved by BEIS.
For an queries please e-mail SUKEP-Shell-Decommissioning-Correspondence@shell.com
The final, approved DP and supporting Environmental Impact Assessment are available for download below: