Norway: Aker BP Strikes Dry Well In The North Sea


Norwegian oil and gas operator Aker BP has failed to find oil at the 6608/6-1 exploration well in the North Sea.

The well is located in the production license 762, 170 kilometers west of Sandnessjøen. The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Permian Age.

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the well  6608/6-1 encountered about 285 meters of carbonate rocks in the Zechstein group in the Permian.

These are partially tight and partially with poor reservoir quality, but with four meters of moderate reservoir quality. The well is dry.

This is the first exploration well in production license 762, which was awarded in APA 2013.

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2724 meters below the sea surface, in a water depth of 288 meters. The well has now been permanently plugged and abandoned.

The Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig was used for the operation. The rig has now started drilling of wildcat well 30/12-2 in production license 986 in the North Sea, where Aker BP ASA is the operator.





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