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

We have give Aker BP consent for exploration drilling of well 25/11-29 S.


Aker BP is the operator for production licence 916. We have now given the company consent to drill exploration well 25/11-29 S.

The well is in the North Sea, north of the Johan Sverdrup field and south of the Grane field, at the following coordinates:

  • 59° 02' 48.441" N
  • 02° 26' 21.804" E

Water depth at the site is 121.6 metres.

The operation is scheduled to begin in November 2018 and to last 20 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