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Aker BP to test Nordfjellet, Delta prospects

Written by  OE Staff Monday, 21 August 2017 11:00

Aker BP has received permits from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill an exploration wildcat and an appraisal well in Production License 442 to test the Nordfjellet/Delta prospects.

The company will use jackup Maersk Inceptor to drill well 25/2-19 S 15km north of the of the Frøy field in the North Sea and about 140km from the Norwegian coast. Aker BP will then drill the appraisal well 25/2-19 A in the same area of the license, which consists of a part of block 25/2 and a part of block 25/3.

Aker BP reported in its Q2 2017 earnings report that it estimates Nordfjellet/Delta to contain between 10-39 MMboe. The company expects to drill Nordfjellet/Delta in Q3, after it completes drilling the Hyrokkin prospect.

Aker BP is the operator with an ownership interest of 90.26%. The other licensee is Lotos Exploration and Production Norge (9.74%). Production License 442 was awarded on 15 June 2007 in Awards in Predefined Areas 2006.

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