US firm Apache has announced it has made a 10 million-barrel oil discovery in the North Sea.
The Garten discovery is four miles south of the Beryl Alpha platform, which lies around 155 miles north east of Aberdeen.
Apache holds a 100 percent working interest in the Garten block, which marks the 2,500thexploration well in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).
The discovery will be tied back to the Beryl Alpha platform, with production expected to begin in the first quarter of 2019.
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