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The discovery and appraisal of Glenlivet: a West of Shetlands success story

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Catherine Horseman
Catherine Horseman
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DONG E&P (UK) Limited, 33, Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HY
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Alwyn Ross
Alwyn Ross
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DONG E&P (UK) Limited, 33, Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HY
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Steve Cannon
Steve Cannon
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DONG E&P (UK) Limited, 33, Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HY
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Present address: Steve Cannon Geoscience Limited, 63 Box Lane, Wrexham, LL12 8BY
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Published:
January 01, 2014

Abstract

The Glenlivet gas field was discovered in 2009 with well 214/30a-2, drilled to test a seismically defined stratigraphic and faulted closure at intra-Tertiary level. A sequence of gas-bearing Vaila Formation sands was penetrated comprising high-density turbidite flows with excellent reservoir properties. The discovery was immediately appraised by two sidetracks that tested the updip and downdip extent of the accumulation: the downdip location penetrated the water leg of the field. A comprehensive programme of data acquisition was carried out on all three penetrations, leading to a series of post-well studies designed to fully appraise the field. Based on post-drilling seismic interpretation and extensive analysis of the well data, a revised depositional model was formulated that allowed the construction of a robust 3D static model used in development planning.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Hydrocarbon Exploration to Exploitation West of Shetlands

S. J. C. Cannon
S. J. C. Cannon
Statoil (UK) Ltd
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D. Ellis
D. Ellis
Statoil (UK) Ltd
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Geological Society of London
Volume
397
ISBN electronic:
9781862396739
Publication date:
January 01, 2014

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