The Tolmount gas accumulation is situated near existing gas infrastructure in the UK North Sea. E.ON E&P already has a strong presence in this area and operates the Johnston and Babbage gas fields. “The well results will now be incorporated into development studies, with the aim of an optimised development in a short timeframe. Tolmount could be one of the largest discoveries made in the Southern North Sea in the last decade,” said Frank Sivertsen, CEO of E.ON E&P.
The Tolmount discovery is located 50 km off the UK coast, to the northeast of Dimlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, in block 42/28d in the UK Southern North Sea. E.ON E&P (operator) holds 50 percent of 42/28d and Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited holds 50 percent. “We would like to thank our partner Dana Petroleum for its support and teamwork in reaching this significant milestone. The Tolmount success shows there is still potential for significant volumes of hydrocarbons to be found in the UK North Sea,” said Haakon Haaland, Executive Vice President Business Development & Exploration of E.ON E&P.
E.ON Exploration & Production is an expanding global business unit of the E.ON Group, with operations in the UK, Norway, Russia and Algeria. E.ON E&P is one of the fastest growing companies in the North Sea. In the UK 27th Licensing Round, E.ON E&P was one of the most successful bidders for offshore exploration acreage. Today, E.ON E&P holds equity interests in around 50 licences in the UK and Norway and operates one third of these. E.ON E&P active in the Central North Sea, West of Shetlands, Southern Gas Basin, Norwegian North Sea, Mid Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea.