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Well drilled in the North Sea

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Operator of production licence 150 B, Aker BP ASA has completed the drilling of wildcat well 24 /9-11 S. The well was drilled in the central part of the North Sea.

The objective of well 24/9-11 S was to prove petroleum in Upper Palaeocene reservoir rocks (the Hermod formation). It encountered a 7 m thick sandstone layer with very effective reservoir properties. Some thin, partially cemented sandstone layers were also encountered above the main reservoir, with partially good reservoir properties.

The sandstones have been interpreted as being remobilised from the Hermod formation and injected into the overlying Balder formation. The reservoir rocks have only faint traces of oil.

Data acquisition and sampling were carried out.

The well is classified as dry and it has now been permanently plugged and abandoned. It is the first exploration well in production licence 150 B. The licence was awarded in APA 2010.

Well 24/9-11 S was drilled to measured and vertical depths of 2211 - 2114 m below the sea surface, respectively, and was terminated in the Palaeocene Sele formation.

Well 24/9-11 S was drilled by the Transocean Arctic drilling facility, which will now proceed to drill observation well 24/6-A-6 H in production licence 088 BS on the Alvheim field, where Aker BP is also the operator.

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