Exploration is essential to the long-term growth of our business. In the U.K., we apply our technology, skills and experience to identify new resource opportunities while sustaining a competitive advantage.
Our exploration group is focused on identifying and maturing a portfolio of resource opportunities in the Atlantic Margin region of north west Europe. In the U.K., this includes large standalone opportunities, such as the Achmelvich prospect in the West of Shetland area, as well as tie-back opportunities around our producing infrastructure in the mature areas of the greater North Sea, such as West Wick in the Captain area.
In addition, the exploration group provides key sub-surface support to evaluate the resource potential and sub-surface risk of near-field opportunities and discovered resource opportunities.