From Energy Voice, yesterday:
‘The Erland Wild West 3D seismic survey project has started today in the west of Shetland region of the North Sea. The basin was a place of significant interest for big oil firms such as BP, Total and Shell who took a number of blocks during the recent 30th Offshore Licencing Round. The survey will reportedly cover an area of more than 621 miles of the West of Shetland basin. Total, Siccar Point, BP, Chrysaor, Shell and Parkmead all picked up licences west of Shetland in a licencing round that could have the potential to unlock 320 million barrels of previously stranded oil.’
Development west of Shetland, is already massive and will increase and prolong Scotland’s potential revenue well into the middle of this century. See:
Another North Sea Oil development begins production. It’s called the Western Isles platform and it’s 100 miles east of Shetland – I know, misplaced, but at least it’s a better name than Lancaster, Loyal or Bombardier!