Total starts up natural gas field offshore Scotland
Total SA has started production from Islay natural gas field straddling the UK-Norwegian sector line in the North Sea 440 km northeast of Aberdeen (OGJ Online, July 15, 2010).
Production from a single well, completed subsea in 120 m of water and tied back to the Alwyn North platform, has reached 15,000 boe/d. Total estimates reserves at 17 million boe of gas and condensate.
Discovered in 2008, the field lies mostly on Block 3/15 of the UK sector and partly on Blocks 29/6a and 29/6c of the Norwegian sector. Total holds 100% interest in Islay and the Alwyn production hub (OGJ Online, Nov. 6, 2006).