UK: Gas Exploration Total Discovers Major Gas Field Offshore UK
Total has confirmed that it has found a major gas discovery which is expected to offer recoverable resources estimated at about one trillion cubic feet.
Paris – Total has recently announced a major gas discovery on the Glendronach prospect, located offshore U.K. West of Shetland. The well was drilled to a final depth of 4,312 meters and encountered a gas column of 42 meters of net pay in a high quality Lower Cretaceous reservoir.
Preliminary tests confirm good reservoir quality, permeability and well production deliverability, with recoverable resources estimated at about one trillion cubic feet (1 tcf). Located on Block 206/04a, in water depth of about 300 meters and in a formation below the Edradour reservoir, the discovery can be developed quickly with the existing infrastructure around the Edradour field and the Laggan-Tormore facilities of the Shetland Gas Plant.
The Glendronach discovery is operated by Total E&P UK with a 60 % interest alongside partners Ineos E&P UK (20 %) and SSE E&P UK (20 %).
Total Exploration & Production in the United Kingdom
Total has been present in the United Kingdom for more than 50 years and is one of the country’s leading oil and gas operators, with equity production of 171 000 boe/d in the first half of 2018. Total’s production in the United Kingdom comes principally from operated fields located offshore in three major zones, the Alwyn/Dunbar area in the Northern North Sea, the Elgin/Franklin area in the Central North Sea and the Laggan-Tormore hub in the West of Shetland area, and from recently acquired Maersk Oil assets.
Total also operates the Culzean gas field (formerly Maersk Oil operated) with a 49.99 % working interest, scheduled to start-up in 2019.