Elf discovers Elgin-Franklin gas-condensate satellite

Transocean Nordic jack up rig testing Elf's HP/HT gas/condensate discovery near Elgin-Franklin on Block 29/4d. Photo courtesy of Elf. In March, Elf Exploration U.K. plc disclosed a gas-condensate discovery near its Elgin and Franklin fields, which are currently under development. Joel Fort, Elf Exploration U.K.'s Central Graben asset manager, said the Elgin-Franklin-Shearwater area is underexplored, as was proved by the recent discovery on Block 29/4d, known provisionally as West Elgin. "Early seismic did not show any prospects in this area," said Fort, "because it is very deep and the reservoirs are high-pressure, high-temperature structures. "And until...

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