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Aker BP has received consent for exploration drilling in the North Sea

We have given Aker BP consent for exploration drilling of well 24/9-13.

Aker BP is the operator for production licence 869. We have now given the company consent to drill exploration well 24/9-13.

The well is in the North Sea, close to the Bøyla and Alvheim fields, at the following coordinates:

  • 59° 17' 51.932" N
  • 01° 46' 02.341" E

Water depth at the site is 117.5 metres.

The operation is scheduled to begin in early September 2018 and to last 23 days.

Drilling is to be carried out using the Scarabeo 8 mobile drilling facility. This is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Moss CS50 MKII type, operated by Saipem Norge. It was built in Russia and Italy and put into service in 2012. The facility is classified by DNV GL and registered in the Bahamas.

Scarabeo 8 was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in May 2012.


Øyvind Midttun, press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77