West Sole is a producing conventional gas field located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by Perenco UK. The field is located in block 48/6a REST OF BLOCK EXCLUDING HOTON AND HYDE, 48/6a REST OF BLOCK EXCLUDING HYDE (CARBONIFEROUS AREA), 48/7a BLOCK 48/7A (CARBONIFEROUS AREA), and 48/7a BLOCK 48/7A, with water depth of 140 feet.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Perenco Holdings.

Production from West Sole

The West Sole conventional gas field recovered 93.93% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 1987. The peak production was approximately 134 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2034.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 11.58 Mmboe, comprised of 0.01 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 69.42 bcf of natural gas reserves.


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