25/03/2015 - Press release

UK Government approves Field Development Plans for Total’s Edradour/Glenlivet project

Edradour Map

ABERDEEN: Total confirms that the Department of Energy and Climate Change has approved Field Development Plans (FDPs) for Total’s Edradour/Glenlivet project. The original decision to invest in this project was taken by Total in May 2014.  The approval of the FDPs by the UK Government allows Total (80%) and its partner DONG (20%) to continue to develop the project according to the concepts outlined in 2014. The project is expected to add reserves of more than 65 million barrels of oil equivalent.  

The FDPs consent to the Edradour and Glenlivet fields being tied back to the Total operated Laggan-Tormore subsea infrastructure.  This development, combined with the start-up of Laggan-Tormore, will see the creation of a third operated hub for Total on the UKCS, underlining the strategic importance of the West of Shetland as a core asset for Total.

Notes to editors

Edradour and Glenlivet fields

By developing the Edradour and Glenlivet fields together, Total and DONG have obtained significant development synergies.

The Edradour field is located in Block 206/4a, in approximately 300m of water, 75km northwest of the Shetlands. The development plan consists of the conversion of the discovery well into a production well and a 16km production pipeline tied back to the main Laggan-Tormore flowline. Edradour is expected to start up in the fourth quarter of 2017 and will reach a plateau of 17,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) with an estimated development cost of 340 million GBP.  

The Glenlivet discovery is located in Block 214/30a, in approximately 435m of water, 90km north-west of the Shetland. The reservoir will be developed with two wells using a single four-slot manifold on the seabed and a 35km pipeline tied back to the Laggan-Tormore production flowline.  First gas is expected in the third quarter of 2018 and will reach a plateau of 21,000 boe/d with an estimated development cost of 650 million GBP.

Total Exploration & Production in the United Kingdom

Total has been present in the United Kingdom since 1962. The Group is one of the country’s leading oil and gas operators, with an equity production of 105,000 boe/d in 2013. More than 90% of Total’s production in the UK comes from several operated fields located in two major zones: the Alwyn/Dunbar area in the Northern North Sea and the Elgin-Franklin area in the Central Graben.

Current operated developments include the West Franklin Phase II project (40,000 boe/d capacity and started up 12th  January 2015) and the Laggan-Tormore project (90,000 boe/d capacity and to be started Q3 2015) in the West of Shetland area and will result in Total becoming the largest oil and gas producer in UK.