Consent for Exploration Drilling in the North Sea

Source Press Release
Company Aker BP ASA 
Tags Exploration, Upstream Activities
Date May 07, 2019

Noway's Petroleum Safety Authority have given Aker BP consent for exploration drilling in block 25/11 in the North Sea.

The consent covers the drilling of exploration well 25/11-29 S in production licence 916, for which Aker BP is the operator. The purpose of the well is to investigate a prospect that Aker BP has named “JK”.

The well’s location is in the North Sea, north of the Johan Sverdrup field and south of Grane. The geographical coordinates are:

  • 59° 02' 48.441" N
  • 02° 26' 21.804" E

Water depth at the site is 122 metres.

Aker BP has estimated that the drilling operations will last 16 days. 

Well 25/11-29 S will be drilled by Deepsea Stavanger, a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the GVA 7500 type, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd in South Korea.

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

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