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10/4/2018 - Posted in  Engineering

Huge gas discovery for Total

Our expert's opinion

“Big news for Total and its two partners! It seems that the Shetland Gas plant still has many good years ahead thanks to the discovery of the Glendronach Gas reservoir. This one comes on top of the four existing sources; Edradour, Laggan, Tormore and Glenlivet.
The discovery of this new reservoir confirms Total's gas exploration strategy in this region of Great Britain.”

- Charles De Wouters, Associate Consultant

Total announces major gas find offshore UK


Total has 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.

“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. Located on an emerging play of the prolific West of Shetland area, the discovery can be commercialized quickly and at low cost by leveraging the existing Laggan-Tormore infrastructure,” stated Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production at Total.

The Glendronach discovery is operated by Total E&P UK with a 60% interest alongside partners Ineos E&P UK Limited (20%) and SSE E&P UK Limited (20%).


Source: Oil and Gas Technology

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