Total makes major gas discovery offshore UK

Recoverable resources at the field are estimated at around one trillion cubic feet

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Total has announced a major gas discovery off the West of Shetland in the UK’s North Sea.

Its preliminary tests confirmed “good reservoir quality, permeability and well production deliverability”, with recoverable resources estimated at around one trillion cubic feet.

The Glendronach prospect, located near its Edradour field and the Laggan-Tormore facilities, is to be tied back to the existing infrastructure and developed quickly and at low cost.

Arnaud Breuillac, Exploration & Production President at Total said: “Glendronach is a significant discovery for Total which gives us access to additional gas resources in one of our core areas and validated our exploration strategy. Located on an emerging play of the prolific West of Shetland area, the discovery can be commercialised quickly and at low cost by leveraging the existing Laggan-Tomore infrastructure.”

Glendronach is operated by Total with a 60% interest, alongside partners INEOS (20% and SSE (20%).

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