press release

Glendronach is the 5th largest conventional UKCS discovery since 2000

September 28, 2018
Share Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter

Total’s Glendronach discovery is the 5th largest conventional discovery on the UK Continental Shelf since the turn of the millennium. It provides further validation for the exploration potential in the emerging West of Shetlands plays, with recoverable reserves estimated at 1 trillion cubic feet of gas. This discovery follows a decade of poor exploration results on the UKCS, with the last non-fractured basement discovery exceeding the 100 mmboe mark being Culzean in 2008. The Glendronach discovery well encountered 42 m of net pay in Lower Cretaceous reservoir. Initial indications point toward high reservoir quality, permeability and production deliverability. Following Glendronach’s success Total plans further exploration activity in the vicinity.  Total and its partners, SSE and Ineos aim to develop Glendronach using the existing Edradour and Laggan-Tormore facilities and plan to bring the field on-stream by 2020.

Learn more about UCube

 A chart showing the Top 20 UKCS conventional discoveries 2000-2018 YTD in million barrels of oil equivalent. Source: Rystad Energy UCube, September 2018



Sonya Boodoo
Senior Analyst
Phone: +44 (0) 203 709 4316

Marina Dervishogullari
Marketing Manager
Phone: +47 24 00 42 00

About Rystad Energy

Rystad Energy is an independent energy research and business intelligence company providing data, tools, analytics and consultancy services to the global energy industry. 

Our products and services cover energy fundamentals and the global and regional upstream, oilfield services and renewable energy industries, tailored to analysts, managers and executives alike.