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Total makes new gas discovery in the North Sea

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Total has announced that it has made a significant new discovery in the North Sea offshore UK, on the Glengorm prospect located in the Central Graben.

According to the statement, the well was drilled to a final depth of 5056 m and encountered 37 m net gas and condensate pay in a high quality Upper Jurassic reservoir with excellent properties.

Total claims that recoverable resources are estimated to be close to 250 million boe. Additional drilling and testing will be executed to appraise resources and the productivity of the reservoir.

Kevin McLachlan, Senior Vice President Exploration at Total, said: “Following the recent Glendronach discovery, West of Shetland in the UK, Glengorm is another great success for Total in the North Sea, with results at the top end of expectations and a high condensate yield in addition to the gas.

“Our strong position in the region will enable us to leverage existing infrastructures nearby and optimise the development of this discovery. Glengorm is an achievement that demonstrates our capacity to create value in a mature environment thanks to our in-depth understanding of the basin.”

According to the statement, the discovery is located on the P2215 licence in water depth of approximately 80 m. This was previously part of the Maersk Oil portfolio, and is located close to existing infrastructures operated by Total and offering tie-back possibilities, such as the Elgin-Franklin platform and the Culzean project, scheduled to start production this year. It also presents some upside potential with several other prospects already identified on the same block.

Total holds a 25% working interest in the Glengorm discovery, alongside CNOOC Petroleum Europe Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Ltd (50%, operator), and Euroil, a wholly owned subsidiary of Edison E&P SpA (25%).

Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/30012019/total-makes-new-gas-discovery-in-the-north-sea/

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