by Andreas Exarheas
Monday, September 24, 2018
Total has made a ‘major’ gas discovery on the Glendronach prospect offshore UK in the West of Shetland region.
Total revealed Monday that it has made a “major” gas discovery on the Glendronach prospect offshore UK in the West of Shetland region.
The well was drilled to a final depth of 14,146 feet and encountered a gas column of 137 feet of net pay, according to Total. Preliminary tests “confirm good reservoir quality, permeability and well production deliverability,” Total said, adding that recoverable resources are estimated at “about one trillion cubic feet”.
The oil and gas major stated that 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,” Arnaud Breuillac, president of exploration and production at Total, said in a company statement.
“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,” he added.
In a video published on Total’s Twitter page, Breuillac, commenting on the discovery, said Total had other prospects in the area.
Located on an emerging play of the prolific West of Shetland area, this major #gas discovery can be commercialized quickly and at low cost by leveraging the existing Laggan-Tormore infrastructure.
Watch comments by Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production @Total: pic.twitter.com/UD3voIDUiS
— Total (@Total) 24 September 2018
The Glendronach discovery is operated by Total E&P UK with a 60 percent interest, alongside partners Ineos E&P UK Limited (20 percent) and SSE E&P UK Limited (20 percent).
In addition to news of the find offshore UK, Total announced Monday that a successful appraisal of the A6 block Shwe Yee Htun-2 discovery, offshore Myanmar, had been undertaken, “completing a major step towards confirming a commercial project”.
The well was drilled to a final depth of 15,813 feet and encountered 131 feet of net gas pay in a “high quality reservoir,” according to Total.
“This new discovery on A6 block is a major step towards unlocking new gas reserves in an area closely located to the fast growing regional markets,” Breuillac said.
Total holds a 40 percent interest in A6 block, alongside Woodside Energy Ltd (40 percent) and MPRL E&P Pte Ltd (20 percent).
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