Aker BP’s wildcat has come up dry.
The operator drilled the well in the central part of the North Sea, about 11 kilometres northwest of the Vilje field and 220 kilometres northwest of Stavanger.
The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Palaeocene reservoir rocks in the the Heimdal formation.
The well encountered about 70 metres of aquiferous sandstone in the Heimdal formation with very good reservoir quality. The well is dry.
This is the first exploration well in production licence 677. The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2372 metres below the sea surface and was terminated in the Heimdal formation. Water depth at the site is 112 metres. The well has been permanently plugged and abandoned.