BP has made yet another non-operated asset sale in the North Sea after agreeing to sell its interest in a gas field to compatriot SSE.

The UK supermajor is pocketing $288 million in the all-cash deal for its 50% holding in the Sean gas field in the southern part of the North Sea.

The field, which is operated by Shell, has current production net to BP of 18,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

The deal is part of BP’s drive to sell off non-operated North Sea assets – in the past fortnight previously-announced deals to sell its stake in the Alba and Britannia fields to Mitsui and the Draugen field to Shell have been finalised.