Total SA will be adding production capacity of up to 56,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day (boed) to its North Sea production after it started up production from the Edradour & Glenlivet gas and condensate fields in the West of Shetland area, the French oil and gas giant said on Wednesday.
The new start-up fields are located close to the Laggan-Tormore fields that came online in February 2016.
“We have completed this project ahead of schedule and 30% under the initial budget”, Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production, said, commenting on the Edradour & Glenlivet start-up.
“This development will contribute to our production growth in the North Sea,” Breuillac noted.
Total E&P UK operates Edradour & Glenlivet with a 60-percent interest alongside partners DONG E&P (UK) Limited with a 20-percent stake and SSE E&P UK Limited with another 20 percent.
Total’s equity production in the UK was 158,000 boed last year, coming from several operated fields located offshore in three major zones: the Alwyn/Dunbar area in the Northern North Sea, the Elgin/Franklin area in the Central North Sea, and the new Laggan-Tormore hub in the West of Shetland area.