Watching the World: 'Redrilling' archives

10/22/2001
Almost 25 years ago, reports appeared that a giant discovery had been made in the Atlantic waters to the west of Scotland. Previously, all activity off northern Europe had been in the North Sea to the east.However, since then, little was heard of the find, but now details are re-emerging and reinforcing the view held by many that rich resources may still underlie the region's waters, and thus much more riches may lie in dusty files in company offices.Clair updateThat 1977 discovery was indeed a giant. It is now called Clair field, stretching across five blocks 40 miles west of the Shetland Islands, and is thought to hold about 4 billion bbl of OOIP.Unfortunately, it turned out to be a...
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