Shell reveals details about Jackdaw gas field in UK

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BG International, an affiliate of Shell U.K., has revealed latest details about the Jackdaw gas field in the UK North Sea, following regulatory approval earlier this year.

Jackdaw will comprise a wellhead platform that is not permanently attended, along with subsea infrastructure which will tie back to Shell’s existing Shearwater gas hub.

The project could represent over 6 percent of projected UK North Sea gas production in the middle of this decade, with operational emissions of less than 1 percent of the whole UK basin. That is enough energy to heat 1.4 million homes.

Zoe Yujnovich, Shell Upstream Director, said: “Investments like Jackdaw are consistent with the UK’s North Sea Transition Deal and Shell’s Powering Progress strategy, providing the energy people need today while serving as the foundation for investments in the low carbon energy system of the future.”

Jackdaw is part of Shell U.K.’s intent to invest £20 to £25 billion in the UK energy system in the next decade, with the aim of investing 75 percent in the development of low and zero-carbon products and services.

Gas from the Jackdaw field will come ashore at St Fergus, where Shell is involved in the development of the Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage project, which could sequester carbon dioxide (CO₂) from industrial clusters in Scotland, the UK and northern Europe. The Acorn project could also reform natural gas into low-carbon hydrogen, by capturing and storing the CO₂.