PARIS -- Total has discovered further gas and condensate west of Shetland, which could be tied into its emerging Laggan/Tormore development hub.
The Edradour exploration well was drilled in block 206/4, 75 km (46.6 mi) northwest of the Shetland Islands, in a water depth of 300 m (984 ft).
It encountered hydrocarbons in a Cretaceous reservoir, reaching a subsurface depth of over 3,500 m (11,483 ft). Total says the reservoir exhibited good petrophysical properties – the company has performed a full formation evaluation.
Once appraisal has been completed, studies will be conducted to determine whether Edradour can be developed through the Laggan/Tormore facilities.