Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (TAQA) on Saturday took over operation of the 20,000-barrels-per-day Harding field and output platform as part of an acquisition of BP assets in the North Sea agreed in 2011.
The $1.3bn deal involved TAQA buying BP's Central North Sea holdings in Maclure and Devenick fields as well as the 70 percent stake in Harding.
It also included raising TAQA's non-operated interests in the Brae area and associated infrastructure.
TAQA, in which the Abu Dhabi government holds a 75 percent stake, already operates the North Sea's Brent pipeline system.
TAQA said in an emailed statement that the acquisition of Devenick field is expected to be completed at a later date.For all the latest energy and oil news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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