The Irish Offshore Seabed
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160 Exploration and Appraisal wells have been drilled in the Irish offshore since 1970. There have been four commercial gas discoveries. In addition, there have been approximately 11 key oil, gas and condensate discoveries but none have yet led to commercial developments. In contrast, more than 4,000 wells have been drilled in the UK offshore (resulting in more than 350 producing oil and fields), with more than 1200 wells drilled in the Norwegian offshore.