Aker BP completes drilling of wildcat, northeast of Gina Krog

June 04, 2019

STAVANGER -- Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 814, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 15/6-15.

The well was drilled about 15 km northeast of Gina Krog field, and 225 km west of Stavanger. The well is dry.

The primary exploration target for well 15/6-15 was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Middle Jurassic Age (the Hugin and Sleipner formation). The secondary exploration target was to examine reservoir rocks from the Triassic Age (the Skagerrak formation).

Well 15/6-15 encountered the Sleipner formation with a thickness of about 125 m, of which 40 m were reservoir rocks of good to moderate reservoir quality. The Skagerrak formation was encountered with a thickness of about 140 m, of which 15 m were reservoir rocks with poor reservoir quality. The well is characterized as dry.

Data acquisition and sampling have been carried out.

This is the first exploration well in production licence 814, which was awarded in APA 2015.

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 3,761 m below the sea surface, and was terminated in the Skagerrak formation.

Water depth at the site is 109 m. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 15/6-15 was drilled by the Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility, which will now proceed to PL 777 in the central part of the North Sea, to continue drilling wildcat well 15/6-16 S, where Aker BP is the operator.

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