Located approximately 125km north-west of the Shetland Islands, the Laggan and Tormore fields represent the future of the UK oil and gas industry.
The overall development concept is a long distance tie-back of subsea wells connected to a new gas processing terminal at Sullom Voe on Shetland, with onward export of the processed gas to the TOTAL operated St Fergus Gas Terminal near Peterhead, via the Frigg UK (FUKA) pipeline system in the North Sea.
History of the development
The Laggan block was awarded to Total in the 16th licensing round in 1995, almost ten years after the discovery well was drilled in 1986. The field has been fully appraised with the most recent wells drilled in 2004.
Building on Laggan as a core area in the West of Shetland, a successful exploration well was drilled on the Tormore prospect in 2007. Tormore is a new gas condensate discovery in block 205/5a, 16km south-west of the Laggan field.
In March 2010 a major milestone was reached when the Laggan Tormore Project was sanctioned by Total as operator, along with DONG Energy, and approval of the Field Developement Plan (FDP) was granted by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Secretary of State.
Further information on the Department of Energy and Climate Change website