A consortium led by Dana Petroleum has discovered oil and gas in a sidetrack to its Tornado exploration well off the west of Shetland. It follows confirmation of a find in the main well last month on which further tests are being carried out to determine the likely yield.
The well lies in water more than 1,000m deep around 18 miles north west of the Schiehallion field. The drilling was carried out by the specialist ship Stena Carron under the guidance of operator OMV. The group is comprised of Dana, OMV, Dong energy, Faroe Petroleum and Idemitsu.
Dana chief executive Tom Cross said: “We are delighted to have discovered oil and gas in both the original Tornado well and the sidetrack well. A thorough analysis of data gathered is already underway.”