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.