BP North Sea

Serica begins production from well offshore UK


ABERDEEN, November 25, 2021 – Serica Energy has achieved first gas at its Columbus field in the UK’s North Sea, the UK upstream player announced on Wednesday.

The Columbus development is tied back to Shell’s Shearwater facilities through a pipeline linking Shell’s Arran play.


First production was previously expected in 2020 but was delayed due to challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Serica Energy is the operator of the project with a 50% share and is partnered with Waldorf Production and Tailwind Energy with equal remaining shares.

“This marks a significant milestone for Serica as it reaches the successful conclusion of its first development project,” said Mitch Flegg, CEO of Serica Energy.