Aker BP makes oil and gas discovery near North Sea’s Bøyla field

21/03/2019 09:10 Energy

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The oil and gas discovery by Aker BP was made through the drilling of wildcat well 24/9-14 S and a horizontal appraisal well, called 24/9-14 A, in the Froskelår Main prospect located the Alvheim area.

The two wells are located nearly 4km northwest of the Bøyla Field and contained in a water depth of 120m. They were both drilled using the Scarabeo 8 semisubmersible drilling rig.

 

The 24/9-14S exploration well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2097m below sea level, at which, it intersected a total gas column of 30m, and a total oil column of 38m in the Hordaland group in sandstone layers totaling 35m, with the reservoir properties said to be between very good and excellent.

 

The 24/9-14 A appraisal well, which was drilled horizontally, intersected multiple gas-bearing and oil-bearing injectite zones totaling 540m, with several sandstone layers with variable reservoir characteristics.

 

According to Aker BP, the gross resource estimate of the oil and gas discovery is 60-130 mmboe. The company said that a portion of the discovery could straddle the UK-Norwegian maritime border.

 

The discovery is likely to be linked to nearby existing infrastructure in the Alvheim region.

Source: compelo.com

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