Total finds more gas beneath Edradour west of Shetland

Total has confirmed that its Glendronach exploration well west of Shetland in UK waters has discovered gas.

Total in the west of Shetland
Total in the west of Shetland

Offshore staff

PARIS – Total has confirmed that its Glendronach exploration well west of Shetland in UK waters has discovered gas.

The well was drilled in around 300 m (984 ft) water depth on block 206/04a, to a final depth of 4,312 m (14,147 ft), in a formation below the producing Edradour reservoir.

It encountered 42 m (138 ft) of net pay of gas. Initial analysis has confirmed a good-quality (Lower Cretaceous) reservoir, permeability and production deliverability, with recoverable resources estimated at around 1 tcf.

Total believes the find could be developed quickly with the existing infrastructure around theEdradour field and the Laggan-Tormore pipeline system, which is connected to the Shetland Gas Plant.

“Glendronach is a significant discovery for Total which gives us access to additional gas resources in one of our core areas and validates our exploration strategy,” said Arnaud Breuillac, president Exploration & Production.

Other partners are Ineos E&P UK and SSE E&P UK.

Total also operates theCulzean gas field development in the UK central North Sea, due to start up next year. 

09/24/2018

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