France’s Total said on March 17 it had made a new gas and condensate discovery located in the central North Sea offshore the U.K., about 170 km east of Aberdeen.

Total, which holds a 30% working interest and is operator of the field, said the well was drilled in water about 80 m deep.

The company said analysis of the data and results are ongoing to assess to whether the find is commercially viable.

Other partners in the field include Neptune Energy, which has a 50% interest, Ithaca Energy with 10% and Euroil Exploration, a wholly owned subsidiary of Edison, 10%.