Country: United Kingdom
Production type: Gas
Project type: Deep offshore
Operator: Total E&P UK (60%)
Partners: DONG E&P UK Limited (20%), SSE E&P UK Limited (20%)
Start date: February 2016
The West of Shetland gas project encompasses the Laggan-Tormore offshore fields, the onshore Shetland Gas Plant, the more recently developed Edradour and Glenlivet offshore fields and the appraisal of the Glendronach field following a major gas discovery in 2018. Carried out under particularly harsh weather conditions, the West of Shetland project involved the installation of the longest subsea pipeline network ever seen on the UK continental shelf. Used for the first time, the project’s subsea-to-shore technology offers new possibilities in deep offshore exploration.
A three-in-one project in harsh weather conditions
The West of Shetland project is actually three innovative projects combined into one:
- Laggan-Tormore: a 600-meter-deep offshore gas project
- Onshore Shetland gas plant
- Edradour-Glenlivet: an extension of the subsea gas project
Subsea-to-shore: meeting the challenges of deep offshore
The West of Shetland project marks the culmination of more than ten years of research and development for Total, with the first-time use of subsea-to-shore technology.