Fresh off of its submittal of three plans for development and operations for the Ærfugl, Valhall Flank West and Skogul developments offshore Norway, Aker BP is making plans to step up exploration activity for 2018.
Aker BP CEO Karl Johnny Hersvik said Feb. 2 that in addition to running four to five drilling operations in parallel through the year, near-term exploration is also among the company’s focus areas.
The company plans to drill at least 12 exploration wells this year. These include the Frosk exploration well in the Alvheim area, where drilling is currently underway, and the Kvitungen Tumler exploration well near Skarv in the North Sea.
“These are good examples of near term exploration that if successful will generate significant value and positive synergies with our existing hubs,” Hersvik said.