Aker BP set to drill North Sea well duo with Deepsea Stavanger rig

  • Exploration & Production

Norwegian E&P player Aker BP has received consents from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to drill two exploration wells off Norway, using the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig.

The wells, designated 15/6-15 and 25/11-29 S, are located in production licenses 814 and 916 respectively, both in the North Sea, where Aker BP is the operator.

The purpose of drilling of the first well is to investigate a prospect that Aker BP named Freke-Garm. The well’s location is south-east of the Gudrun field and north-west of Gina Krog. The water depth at the site is 109 meters.

The PSA said on Tuesday that the drilling of the well would last 28 days with a planned start-up in May 2019.

As for the 25/11-29 S well, it will investigate a prospect that named JK located north of the Johan Sverdrup and south of Grane.

According to the safety body, the drilling operations on the well will last 16 days in an area of 122 meters water depth.

Both wells will be drilled by the Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig of the GVA 7500 type, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in South Korea.

The rig is owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling and received the Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in 2017.

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