Paris, January 31, 2022 – TotalEnergies has signed an agreement to sell to Kistos Energy Limited a 20% interest in the Greater Laggan Area fields and in the Shetland Gas Plant in the UK, as well as interests in several nearby exploration licenses.
The transaction price includes a firm consideration of 125 M$, as well as two contingent payments, the first one up to 40 M$ depending on the gas price in 2022, and the second one in the event of development of a discovery on an exploration license.
The transaction is subject to the approval of the UK authorities.
The Greater Laggan Area comprises the Laggan, Tormore, Glenlivet, Edradour and Glendronach fields, located around 140 kilometers west of the Shetland Islands, at water depths of 300 to 600 meters. Development of the fields was launched in 2010 and production start-up was achieved in 2016. Production from the 20% interest sold to Kistos Energy Limited was about 8,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2021.
Following completion of the transaction, TotalEnergies E&P UK Limited will hold a 40% operated interest in the Laggan, Tormore, Glenlivet, Edradour and Glendronach fields, including infield facilities and the onshore Shetland Gas Plant, alongside partners Kistos Energy Limited (20%), Ineos E&P UK Limited (20%) and RockRose UKCS15 Limited (20%).
About TotalEnergies in the United Kingdom
TotalEnergies is present across the energy value chain in the UK. It has been present in the country for over 50 years and employs over 2,000 people.
Upstream, TotalEnergies is one of the country’s leading oil and gas operators, with equity production of 201,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2020. It mainly comes from operated offshore fields in three major zones: the Alwyn/Dunbar area in the Northern North Sea, the Elgin/Franklin and Culzean areas in the Central North Sea and the Laggan-Tormore hub in the West of Shetland area.
Over the past two years the Company has also moved decisively into the UK’s offshore wind market. In 2020 it took a majority stake in Seagreen, Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, and entered the Erebus and Valorous floating offshore windfarm projects in Wales. In February 2021, TotalEnergies and consortium partner Green Investment Group won rights to develop a 1.5 GW offshore wind farm off the coast of Lincolnshire. In January 2022, TotalEnergies, with Green Investment Group and RIDG, secured leasing rights to develop the West of Orkney Windfarm, a 2 GW offshore windfarm in Scotland.
Downstream, TotalEnergies is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of gas and electricity to businesses and the public sector. The Company is also present in the marketing of petroleum products including lubricants, aviation fuel, bitumen and specialty fluids.
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