West of Shetland gas find under appraisal

A group led by DONG Energy AS is considering whether to drill a sidetrack to appraise a gas discovery on the Glenlivet license west of the Shetland Islands off the UK.

Sep 15th, 2009

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 15
-- A group led by DONG Energy AS is considering whether to drill a sidetrack to appraise a gas discovery on the Glenlivet license west of the Shetland Islands off the UK.

The well in the P1195 license encountered the prognosed gas pay in Paleocene sandstone. Cores, logs, and sampling revealed 61 m of net gas pay with excellent reservoir and saturation parameters.

The Transocean Rather deepwater semisubmersible is drilling the well near the Laggan and Tormore gas discoveries, in which DONG Energy holds 20% interest, in the Faroe-Shetland Channel (see map, OGJ, Aug. 20, 2007, p. 38).

DONG Energy operates P1195 with 80% interest. Faroe Petroleum PLC and First Oil Expro Ltd. have 10% each.

DONG Energy was awarded interests in 21 exploration blocks covering 3,600 sq km in the region around the West of Shetlands in November 2008. DONG Energy operates four of the blocks.

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