The NPD reports that Aker BP ASA has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 30/12-2 (Nipa) on the Bjørgvin Arch next to the Stord Basin. This is the first exploration well in this license, which was awarded in APA 2018.
The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks, the Tarbert and Ness formation.
Well 30/12-2 encountered the Tarbert formation with a thickness of about 95 m, of which 20 m was aquiferous reservoir rocks with moderate reservoir quality.
The Ness formation came in with about 65 m, with 35 m of aquiferous reservoir rock with moderate reservoir quality.
According to Aker BP, predrill resource estimates were between 35 – 115 MMboe.