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 15/6 in the North Sea.

The consent covers the drilling of exploration well 15/6-15 in production licence 814, for which Aker BP is the operator. The purpose of the well is to investigate a prospect that Aker BP has named “Freke-Garm”.

The well’s location is in the North Sea, south-east of the Gudrun field and north-west of Gina Krogh. The geographical coordinates are:

  • 58° 40' 35.738" N
  • 01° 52' 22.191" E

Water depth at the site is 109 metres.

Aker BP has estimated that the drilling will last 28 days. The planned start-up is May 2019.

Well 15/6-15 is to 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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