Aker BP finds gas with latest North Sea well
OSLO, Norway – Aker 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.