Nobel Upstream, the independent UK-based exploration and production company, has signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire a 7.59 per cent non-operated interest in the Maclure oil and gas field from Shell. Completion of the transaction remains subject to necessary approvals.
The Maclure field, located in the UK North Sea, was discovered in 1991 and put into production in 2002. The field is currently producing 8,000 BOEPD and is operated by Maersk who owns a 38.19% stake. In addition, leading global E&P companies TAQA and Apache hold 37.04 and 17.18 per cent respectively.