British oil and gas company, Spirit Energy, has renewed the life of the Southern North Sea gas field, York, extending the life expectancy by three additional years with an additional £13 million of investment, according to a press release.

The renewal works will be phased across 2020-2021 for both onshore and offshore activities. This work will include: platform and control system modifications, onshore tie-ins, and a well intervention on the Y1 well.

The project will extend the life of the well which still has 18 billion cubic feet (bcf) of untapped natural gas. 

Girish Kabra, Director of Spirit Energy’s North Sea Operated Assets, said, “York has been an important part of Spirit Energy’s North Sea portfolio for eight years, so we are delighted to not only boost production from the field but also extend its life. Fields like York demonstrate the importance of focused late-life management to maximize the potential of as many North Sea fields as possible.”

The field is located approximately 34 kilometers from the North East Yorkshire coastline and first achieved gas in 2013. Production will now be extended until 2023/24.