Shetland gas development plans submitted to OGA

Plans have been submitted to the UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) by Corallian Energy Limited to develop the Victory Gas Discovery 50 kilometres north west of Shetland.

The move was confirmed in a stock exchange statement by major Corallian shareholder Reabold Resources plc.

Corallian’s 2C economic valuation (NPV10) of Victory, based on an historical average gas price valuation of 50p/therm is £193 million,” said Reabold.

Victory is estimated to hold recoverable resources of 179 billion cubic feet of gas.

Reabold co-CEO Sachin Oza said: “Submission of a draft Field Development Plan is a significant milestone for this important gas field.

“Victory is in relatively shallow water, close to pre-existing subsea infrastructure, allowing a cost-effective tie-back solution.

“It is fully appraised and requires no additional pre-development drilling.

“A recently compiled CPR has ascribed recoverable resources of 179bcf of dry gas to the field, which is situated in an area of significant infrastructure, meaning its development is expected to be simple whilst providing meaningful gas resource to the UK.  

“This is an important period for Reabold’s interest in the Victory Gas project, and we look forward to providing further updates on the project in the near future.”

The stock exchange statement added: “Reabold, the AIM investing company focused on upstream oil and gas projects, is pleased to provide an update on the Victory Gas Discovery, which is located ca. 50 kilometres northwest of the Shetland Isles.

“Reabold has a 49.99 per cent. interest in Corallian Energy Limited, which has a 100 per cent. interest in Victory and is the operator of the asset.

As communicated to its shareholders, Corallian has confirmed that it has submitted a draft Field Development Plan (FDP) for the Victory gas field to the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).

“The related Environmental Statement for Victory is expected to be finalised during Q1 2022 and will be issued to the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment & Decommissioning (OPRED), as part of the FDP approval process.

It is anticipated that the FDP will be reviewed by the OGA during H1 2022, and that approval will be sought towards the end of 2022, concurrent with the Final Investment Decision (FID) for the project. 

Further to the company’s announcement on 20 October 2021, progress continues to be made on the strategic review of Corallian and an update on the process is expected during Q1 2022.”

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