Ithaca Energy to acquire remaining stake in underdeveloped North Sea oil, gas field from Shell

World Oil Staff September 12, 2023

(WO) – Ithaca Energy has agreed to acquire the remaining 30% stake in the Cambo oil and gas field from Shell U.K. Limited, taking Ithaca Energy’s stake in Cambo to 100%.

The acquisition will provide Ithaca Energy with full control over the progression of the future development of Cambo, the second largest undeveloped oil and gas discovery in the UK North Sea.

The Cambo field is located in the West of Shetland region. The development provides Ithaca Energy with long-term production growth at a low expected unit operating cost per bbl.

With its modern, energy efficient design and potential for electrification, Cambo could be one of the lowest-emission intensity assets in the North Sea. The field is expected to produce at less than half the CO2 intensity than the average UK field, enabled by the FPSO design, which includes features such as being fully electrification ready (subject to grid connection availability), zero routine flaring and the Sevan FPSO hull design reducing power demand.

Alan Bruce, Chief Executive Officer, Ithaca Energy, commented, “Our primary focus continues to be the delivery of our BUY, BUILD and BOOST strategy, including the future development of Cambo, subject to fiscal conditions. We believe that Cambo has an important role to play in providing energy security and economic benefit to the UK, while reducing overall emissions intensity.”

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