UK: West of Shetland gas-condensate discovered

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 6
– Total E&P UK and DONG E&P UK Ltd. reported a gas-condensate discovery West of Shetland on the UK Continental Shelf that could be brought on line through the firms’ Laggan and Tormore fields now under development.

Total, operator of Block 206/4 with 75% interest, said the Edradour exploratory well went to more than 3,500 m in 300 m of water and encountered “gas-condensate in a Cretaceous reservoir with good petrophysical properties.” Full formation evaluation and extensive sampling have been undertaken.

“While definitive testing is still to be completed, Edradour already is another meaningful discovery for us in the West of Shetland region. It should reinforce our third production hub on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf around the Laggan and Tormore fields, after the success of our existing Alwyn and Elgin Franklin hubs,” a Total spokesman said.

Total and DONG hold 80-20 interests in the Total-operated Laggan and Tormore gas development, sanctioned in March 2010 and set to go on production in 2014 (see map, OGJ, Aug. 20, 2007, p. 38).



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