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WHY CATS IS IMPORTANT

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Midstream infrastructure like CATS is critically important as it underpins the industry’s ability to maximise economic recovery in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Put simply, without the right transportation and processing infrastructure in place, it will not be possible to fully exploit existing and new fields.

FUTURE INVESTMENT

Investing in, and effectively managing infrastructure like CATS means that existing fields will continue to have a safe and reliable route to shore, and new fields can be developed, in particular smaller fields that would be uneconomic on a standalone basis. 

Through investment and innovation, we plan to unlock the full potential of CATS in order to maximise:

  • throughput from upstream producers
  • the lifespan of CATS
  • the industry’s ability to connect new fields
  • economic recovery in the North Sea