The E/17-FA gas field was discovered by Total in June 1996, and is located 20 kilometres northwest of the K/2b-A field. The field has been developed via a small, normally-unmanned platform tied directly into the Noordgastransport (NGT) Extension pipeline. The platform was installed in July 2009 and production began in November 2009. Water breakthrough has impacted production from older wells. The operator has continued to drill production wells in order to mitigate production decline.