Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical (Northern) Ltd carried out intrusive site works at the Laggan-Tormor new Shetland Gas Plant development between July and October 2011. More then 150 exploratory boreholes were drilled using shell & auger and rotary methods. Extensive Insitu and lab testing, Electrical & Thermal Resistivity testing, DCP and Seismic Investigation was also conducted.
Located approximately 125km north-west of the Shetland Islands, the Laggan and Tormore fields represent the future of the UK oil and gas industry.
Both fields lie in an area known generically as West of Shetland – a region geographically closer to the North Atlantic than the North Sea – located on the edge of the UK continental shelf. Here, water depths descend rapidly from an average of 120m to 600m and beyond. It’s a uniquely challenging environment in which to operate, but also one with great potential.
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