North Sea operator GDF Suez has announced that the UK Juliet gas field has started full production after the second of two wells came onstream.

With the second subsea development well now producing at the UK Southern North Sea field, Juliet is now producing at plateau of 80 MMcf/d of gas. First gas from the field was originally produced in January with a single subsea development well.

Juliet was discovered in December 2008 with the 47/14b-10 well which encountered a dry gas accumulation. The field is estimated to contain up to 11.6 MMboe. Gas is exported via a 22-km (13.75-mile) pipeline to the Pickerill A platform and then to the Theddlethorpe gas terminal on the UK's east coast.