Paris, September 25 - Neftegaz.RU. French oil major Total has made «a significant gas discovery» on the Glendronach prospect, located offshore UK, west of Shetland.
Total said that 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.
According to the company, the discovery, located on Block 206/04a in a water depth of about 300 meters and a formation below the Edradour reservoir, can be developed quickly with the existing infrastructure around the Edradour field and the Laggan-Tormore facilities of the Shetland Gas Plant.
Arnaud Breuillac, president of exploration and production 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 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.»
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%). It is worth reminding that Total hired the Stena Don semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the prospect back in late April.