The North Sea pipeline network enters its fourth decade of service

Overseas staff

ABERDEEN, UNITED KINGDOM — Ancala Midstream commemorated the 30e anniversary of the commissioning of the SAGE gas export system in the North Sea. The first gas was delivered from the SAGE terminal at St Fergus, north of Aberdeen, to the UK National Grid on August 2, 1992.

The UK currently imports over 50% of its gas. The SAGE terminal can supply up to 15% of the national supply, sent from fields in the UK and the Norwegian North Sea via the 323 km (200 mi) export pipeline system (SAGE Offshore Pipelines and Beryl), which has a nominal capacity. of 1,150 cubic feet per day.

Gas is redelivered to shippers at the entry point into the national transmission system at St Fergus, while NGLs are redelivered to shippers at the entry point to the Forties onshore pipeline network and the SEGAL system.

Jim Halliday, CEO of operator Ancala Midstream, said: “We strongly believe in the future potential of SAGE and we will continue to provide secure services to its current and future customers over the next 20 years. The role of gas infrastructure in enabling the transition to low emissions energy is highlighted by the role the SAGE system will play in the Scottish cluster as a potential supplier of CO2 moving and related services.

“A project to eliminate CO2 from SAGE’s gas supply has already been recognized by the UK government as eligible for future support. “

The owners of the SAGE terminal and pipeline are SAGE North Sea (30.3%), Harbor Energy (19.7%) and Brae Group – TAQA Bratani Ltd. and Sprit Energy, NEO (50%)

The owners of Beryl Pipeline are SAGE North Sea (60.6%) and Harbor Energy (39.4%).


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