Aker BP granted drilling permit for two North Sea wells

Scarabeo8. Source: Saipem

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for two wells located in the North Sea offshore Norway. 

The directorate said on Wednesday that the wells 24/9-15 S and 24/9-15 A would be drilled from the Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible drilling rig.

The drilling program for wells 24/9-15 S and 24/9-15 A relates to the drilling of a wildcat well and an appraisal well in production license 340.

Aker BP is the operator of the license with an ownership interest of 65 percent, while Vår Energi and Lundin Norway are licensees with ownership interests of 20 percent and 15 percent. Production license 340 was awarded in 2004 (APA 2004).

The area in this production license is located in the central part of the North Sea, and consists of parts of block 24/9, which borders on the UK Shelf. The wells will be drilled southwest of the Volund field. These are the seventh and eighth exploration wells to be drilled in the production license.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< May 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

08th OIL & GAS AFRICA 2019 CONFERENCE

OIL & GAS AFRICA is one of the most prime regional & international Oil and Gas conferences in East Africa…

read more >

FPSO Brazil Congress 2019

Charging ahead with 24 planned orders by 2022, Brazil has once again solidified its status as one of the world’s foremost oil and gas leaders…

read more >

OWI WA 2019

West Africa’s only dedicated Offshore Well Intervention Conference is returning for its second year…

read more >

OIL & GAS PHILIPPINES 2019

Oil & Gas Philippines event display products like Oil & gas, fire protection systems and materials…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply