Total Gets Go-Ahead to Develop Islay Field

The United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy granted approval to Total for the development of the Islay gas field in the Northern North Sea. The gas field will connect to the Alwyn facility with first gas planned for the second half of 2011. Estimated to hold 17 million barrels of oil equivalent, Islay is anticipated to reach a peak gas production rate of 2.5 MMcm/d plus associated condensates. The Islay field is located in Block 3/15 in the UK sector of the North Sea and partly across the median line in Blocks 29/6a of the Norwegian sector in a water depth of 394 feet (120 meters).

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