08/02/2016 Press release
Total starts-up production at Laggan-Tormore in the West of Shetland
Total has started-up production from the Laggan and Tormore gas and condensate fields, located in 600 meters of water in the West of Shetland area. The fields will produce 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day (boe/d).
“Laggan-Tormore is a key component of our production growth in 2016 and beyond. The innovative subsea-to-shore development concept, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom, has no offshore surface infrastructure and benefits from both improved safety performance and lower costs,” said Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production. “By opening up this new production hub in the deep offshore waters of the West of Shetland, Total is also boosting the United Kingdom’s production capacity and Europe’s energy security.”
The Laggan-Tormore development consists of a 140 kilometre tie-back of four subsea wells to the new onshore Shetland Gas Plant which has a capacity of 500 million standard cubic feet per day. Following treatment at the gas plant, the gas is exported to the mainland via the Shetland Island Regional Gas Export System (SIRGE) and the condensates are exported via the Sullom Voe Terminal.
Total E&P UK operates Laggan-Tormore with a 60% interest alongside partners DONG E&P (UK) Limited (20%) and SSE E&P UK Limited (20%).
Total Exploration & Production in the United Kingdom
Total has been present in the United Kingdom for more than 50 years and is one of the country’s leading oil and gas operators, with equity production of 107,000 boe/d in 2015 and expected operated production of 260,000 boe/d in 2016. Total’s production in the United Kingdom comes 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.
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Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and the world’s second-ranked solar energy operator with SunPower. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. total.com
About DONG Energy
DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, headquartered in Denmark. Around 6,700 ambitious employees are engaged in producing energy from offshore wind farms, bioenergy and thermal heat and power plants, oil and gas fields as well as providing energy solutions to residential and business customers. dongenergy.com
SSE is an LSE listed company with total market capitalization of around £15 billion which is involved in producing, distributing and supplying electricity and gas and providing other energy-related services across the UK and Ireland. SSE has an active strategy of operating and investing in a balanced range of energy businesses across the UK and Ireland, and already owns gas production assets in that region. sse.com
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