Laggan-Tormore

The new production and long-distance subsea-to-shore transport system in use in the Laggan and Tormore fields provides access to considerable isolated gas reserves in the West of Shetland area.

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United Kingdom. Total is overseeing operations to extract gas from the deep offshore Laggan and Tormore fields, a sector that is strategically important for the Group’s growth. Developing the Laggan and Tormore condensate gas fields 125km north-west of the Shetland Islands will enhance the value of other discoveries in the region. Our being able to extract the gas from these deep waters relies on our using a subsea-to-shore system for opening up access to these isolated resources. The infrastructure is in the process of being built and will involve a subsea production system integrating two well connection modules, the laying of two 143 km-long subsea multiphase pipes, an onshore processing plant and the installation of a subsea pipeline for evacuating the gas over a distance of 234km to the FUKA transport system. Total has already launched a number of initiatives to preserve the region's biodiversity. One of these involves setting up exclusion zones around the nests of protected species during the breeding season.

Key figures
  • Capacity : 90 000 boe/d
  • Total : 80 % (operator)
  • Dong Energy : 20 %

 

Preserving the local heritage 

Preserving the project's environment does not just involve taking care not to damage flora and fauna at the site. It also involves protecting its archaeological heritage.

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