Aker BP ASA made a minor gas discovery through a wildcat well in the Skarv field in Production License 1008 in the Norwegian North Sea, according to an April 6 news release from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
Well 6506/5-1 S was drilled by the Deepsea Nordkapp to a measured depth of 3,225 meters and a vertical depth of 3,166 meters below sea level. The well encountered a total gas column of about 15 meters in the Lysing Formation. While the well was not formation tested, extensive data was acquired and sampling was conducted. The well was temporarily plugged and abandoned.
The Deepsea Nordkapp drilling facility will now move to drill observation well 25/4-K-7 H in the Alvheim field, which is operated by Aker BP.
Aker BP operates Production License 1008 with a 60% interest, while Wellesley Petroleum AS holds the remaining 40%.