Aker BP drills dry hole in North Sea

Aker BP ASA will plug exploration well 15/6-15 in PL814, 15 km northeast of Gina Krog field in the North Sea. The well was a dry hole. The exploration well—the first in the license—was drilled to a vertical depth of 3,761 m subsea with Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible drilling rig 225 km west of Stavanger in 109 m of water. It was terminated in the Skagerrak formation.

Jun 4th, 2019

Aker BP ASA will plug exploration well 15/6-15 in PL814, 15 km northeast of Gina Krog field in the North Sea. The well was a dry hole.

The exploration well—the first in the license—was drilled to a vertical depth of 3,761 m subsea with Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible drilling rig 225 km west of Stavanger in 109 m of water. It was terminated in the Skagerrak formation.

The objective of the well 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 125 m, of which 40 m were reservoir rocks of good to moderate reservoir quality. The Skagerrak formation was encountered with a thickness of 140 m, of which 15 m were reservoir rocks with poor reservoir quality.

Data acquisition and sampling have been carried out.

The drilling rig will proceed to PL777 in the central North Sea to continue drilling wildcat well 15/6-16 S.

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