Aker BP ASA plugged a non-commercial discovery in southern North Sea production license (PL) 906.
Wildcat well 7/11-14 S was drilled by the Maersk Integrator drilling rig to a vertical and measured depth of 4,090 m and 4,122 m, respectively, below sea level, about 11 km west of Ula field and 275 km southwest of Stavanger in 72 m of water. It was terminated in the Bryne formation in the Middle Jurassic.
The objective of the well, the first exploration in the license, was to prove petroleum in upper Jurassic reservoir rocks in the Ula formation (Vestland group).
The well encountered a total oil column of 7 m in the Ula formation in a 9-m thick sandstone layer of moderate reservoir quality. The oil-water contact was proven at a depth of 3,999 m below sea level.
Preliminary estimates put the discovery at 0.7-1.5 million std cu m of recoverable oil equivalent. The well was not formation-tested, but data acquisition was undertaken. The well has been permanently plugged.
The Maersk Integrator is now headed for Åmøyfjorden.
Aker BP is operator at PL 906 (60%) with partners DNO Norge AS (20%) and Longboat Energy Norge AS (20%).