Aker BP makes minor oil find close to North Sea Ivar Aasen Field

Feb. 13, 2023
P&A operations are underway on the well in license PL867.

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE  Aker BP has made a small oil discovery in the Gjegnalunden prospect, 12 km north of the Ivar Aasen Field center in the Norwegian North Sea.

Plug and abandonment operations are underway on the well in license PL867.

According to partner Lime Petroleum, drilling delivered a thin oil column of about 3 m in the Hugin Formation, in moderate quality reservoir sandstone, with indications of hydrocarbons above and below this column in the Hugin and Sleipner formations.

Early analysis suggests 0.5 MMcmoe to 1.4 MMcmoe recoverable, although there may be potential for a larger accumulation.

Lime CEO Lars Hübert said, “We would have liked to see a thicker hydrocarbon column in the Gjegnalunden well, but we are encouraged by the findings in the well. We will continue to work with the well results to identify further resources in PL867 and to also evaluate these results against the prospectivity in the neighboring PL818 license with the Orkja prospect [Lime 30%].”



Courtesy Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate illustrates PL838 in the Norwegian Sea, which is operated by Aker BP (35%), with partners PGNiG (35%) and Lime Petroleum (30%).
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Norwegian North Sea