OSLO, Norway – Aker BP has found small volumes of oil and gas with two wells in the northeastern Norwegian Sea.
Odfjell’s semisubmersible Deepsea Nordkapp drilled wildcat well 6607/12-4 and appraisal well 6607/12-4 A on production license 127 C, 7 km (4.35 mi) northeast of the Alve Nord gas/oil discovery and 200 km (124 mi) west of Brønnøysund. Water depth in both cases was 362 m (1,188 ft).
According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), in the primary Jurassic/Triassic target, the first well intersected an 80-m (262-ft) gas column in the Garn, Not, and Ile Formations.
In the secondary target, the well encountered oil in three reservoir zones in the Lange formation.
The appraisal well also found oil in three reservoir zones in the Lange formation.
Analysis suggests 0.5-1 MMcmoe recoverable oil equivalent from the Jurassic/Triassic discovery, and 1-2.7 MMcmoe from the Lower Cretaceous.
The oil discovery may also be an extension of Equinor’s 6608/10-17 S (Cape Vulture) oil and gas find of 2017, the NPD added.
The Deepsea Nordkapp now heads south to North Sea license 203 to drill production wells on the Alvheim field for Aker BP.
Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority has given MOL Norge the go-ahead for an exploration well on the Eidsvoll prospect in North Sea license 617.
Water depth is 70 m (229 ft). The jackup Maersk Integrator will drill the well, with the program lasting up to 51 days in the event of a discovery.