Aker BP has received consent from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to drill two exploratory wells in the North Sea.

The 15/6-15 and 25/11-29 S wells are located in Aker BP-operated production licenses 814 and 916 respectively. The wells will be drilled by Daewoo Shipbuilding and the Marine Engineering-built Deepsea Stavanger, a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility.

The drilling of the 15/6-15 well is intended to explore the potentiality of the Freke-Garm prospect. The well will be located south-east of the Gudrun field and north-west of Gina Krogh in the North Sea at water depths of around 109m.

“Scheduled to start in May 2019, the drilling operations are estimated to continue for 28 days.”

Scheduled to start in May 2019, the drilling operations are estimated to continue for 28 days.

Aker BP noted that drilling the 25/11-29 S well is intended to investigate a prospect, which is named JK. This well is situated north of the Johan Sverdrup field and south of Grane at water depths of 122m. At the 25/11-29 S well, Aker BP estimates that drilling operations will continue for 16 days.

Last week, the PSA approved Equinor Energy’s request to drill well 16/1-30 S, situated in production licence 167 of the North Sea. In March 2019, Aker BP made a discovery in the Bøyla field in the North Sea.