PSE Kinsale Energy Limited, (formerly Marathon Oil Ireland Limited), has been producing natural gas from its facilities off the Old Head of Kinsale since 1978. The company was acquired by PETRONAS in April 2009 and currently employs 60 people in Cork. We operate the Kinsale Head, Ballycotton and Seven Heads Gas Fields in the Celtic Sea. The company also operated a natural gas storage field (Southwest Kinsale) up to 2017, but this is now being blown down in advance of decommissioning.
A Consent Application for approval of decommissioning plans for facilities in the Kinsale Head and Seven Heads fields was lodged with the Irish Authorities in June 2018; the scope covers all wells (platform & subsea), all subsea infrastructure and removal of platform topsides. An application for decommissioning of pipelines and jacket removal will be lodged at a later date.