Ship-To-Ship Transfer Of Kraken Oil At Sullom Voe

A ship-to-ship transfer of crude oil has been carried out at the Port of Sullom Voe, Shetland, for the first time in almost three years.

On 13 September, the transfer of around 500,000 barrels of crude oil produced from the EnQuest-operated Kraken field in the East Shetland Basin was completed at the Port. The transfer was made from The Heather Knutsen, a 277 metre long Canadian-registered shuttle tanker, to the Speedway, a 274 metre long, Greek-registered tanker.

This also marks the first new business for Sullom Voe Terminal since EnQuest took over its Operatorship last year, with the team handling logistical support to Shetland Islands Council for the ship-to-ship transfer.

Bob Davenport, Managing Director of EnQuest’s North Sea business, said: “We are pleased to have worked with Shetland Islands Council, the operators of the Port, and our other stakeholders to deliver the first ship-to-ship transfer at the Port since 2015. Ship-to-ship transfer is just one of the activities we are progressing with other stakeholders to maximise the long-term value of the Terminal.”


EnQuest’s Armada Kraken field lies around 80 miles east of Bressay.

The last ship-to-ship transfer of crude oil at the Port of Sullom Voe, Shetland, took place in December 2015.

For further information please contact:

EnQuest PLC                                                                  
Ian Wood (Communications & Investor Relations)                                                    Tel: +44 (0)20 7925 4900
Jill Glennie (Communications and Industry Affairs Manager, North Sea)                  Tel: +44 (0) 1224 975000 or +44(0)7471 350240

Tulchan Communications                                                                                        Tel: +44 (0)20 7353 4200
Martin Robinson     
Martin Pengelley

Notes to editors
EnQuest is one of the largest UK independent producers in the UK North Sea. EnQuest PLC trades on both the London Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Its operated assets include Thistle/Deveron, Heather/ Broom, the Dons area, Magnus, the Greater Kittiwake Area, Scolty/Crathes Alma/Galia and Kraken; EnQuest also has an interest in the non-operated Alba producing oil field. At the end of June 2018, EnQuest had interests in 20 UK production licences and was the operator of 18 of these licences.

EnQuest believes that the UKCS represents a significant hydrocarbon basin, which continues to benefit from an extensive installed infrastructure base and skilled labour. EnQuest believes that its assets offer material organic growth opportunities, driven by exploitation of current infrastructure on the UKCS and the development of low risk near field opportunities.

EnQuest is replicating its model in the UKCS by targeting previously underdeveloped assets in a small number of other maturing regions; complementing its operations and utilising its deep skills in the UK North Sea. In which context, EnQuest has interests in Malaysia where its operated assets include the PM8/Seligi Production Sharing Contract and the Tanjong Baram Risk Services Contract.

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