Aker BP finds gas with latest North Sea well

Aug. 7, 2019

Offshore staff

OSLO, NorwayAker BP has discovered gas close to the producing Bøyla field in the Norwegian North Sea.

The semisubmersible Deepsea Nordkapp drilled wildcat well 24/9-13 and appraisal well 24/9-13 A in 118 m (387 ft) of water in production license 869, 6 km (3.7 mi) southwest of Bøyla and around 230 km (143 mi) west of Stavanger.

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the initial drilling penetrated a 3-m (9.8-ft) gas column in the Hordaland group, and traces of petroleum in the Balder formation.

Follow-up well 24/9-13 A intersected a 40-m (131-ft) gas column in injectite zones, including Hordaland sandstones. The overall gas column appears to be at least 77 m (253 ft).

Early analysis suggests 0.6-1.7 MMcmoe recoverable.

Both wells have been permanently P&A’d.

The Deepsea Nordkapp will next drill a production well for Aker BP on the Skogul field in PL460.