Norway’s Aker BP has made a small gas discovery near the Bøyla field in the North Sea, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).
Aker BP, operator of production licence 869, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 24/9-13 and appraisal well 24/9-13 A.
The wells were drilled about 6 kilometres southwest of the Bøyla field, and about 230 kilometres west of Stavanger.
Well 24/9-13 encountered a gas column of about 3 meters in the Hordaland group. While, appraisal well 24/9-13 A encountered a gas column of about 40 metres.
Wells 24/9-13 and 24/9-13 A were drilled by the Deepsea Nordkapp drilling facility, which will now drill a production well on the Skogul field in production licence 460, where Aker BP is the operator.