Gas-condensate find tested west of Shetland

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 10 -- Total SA gauged a gas-condensate discovery on Block 205/5a 100 km northwest of Sullom Voe west of the Shetland Islands.

The Tormore discovery well flowed 32 MMcfd of gas with 75 bbl of condensate per million cubic feet. TD is 3,936 m. The well is in 610 m of water 15 km southwest of the Total-operated Laggan discovery, successfully appraised in 2004 (see map, OGJ, Aug. 20, 2007, p. 38).

Total plans to evaluate the discovery's reserves in coming months.

Total operates Tormore with 47.5% interest. Partners are Eni UK Ltd. 22.5%, DONG E&P (UK) Ltd. 20%, and Chevron North Sea Ltd. 10%.

The Total group's proved and probable reserves in the UK exceeded 1 billion bbl of oil equivalent at the end of 2006. Total UK E&P's equity production on the UK Continental Shelf is 280,000 boe/d.

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