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Corrib Gas Field

Age

Triassic

Location

50 miles west of the Mullet peninsula

Area

Slyne Trough

Blocks

18/20 and 18/25

Discovery

1996

Equity

Shell E&P Ireland (operator, 45%), Statoil Exploration Ireland (36.5%), Vermilion Energy Ireland (18.5%)

Water depth

355m

Reservoir depth

11,500ft to 13,000ft below the seabed

Development costs

£500 million

Field life

15-20 years

H2S

Zero

CO2

Less than 0.5bbls/mmscf, 0.3%

Wells on start-up

5

Maximum

8

Rig

Sedco 711

Flow rate

60 million ft³/day

Reserves

1 trillion ft³
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