Exploration & Production

Aker BP makes gas discovery in Barents Sea

Norwegian energy company Aker BP has made a minor gas discovery in the Barents Sea
By Staff reporter 30 May 2018 0 31069

Norwegian energy company Aker BP has made a minor gas discovery in the Barents Sea, the company said in a note on Wednesday.

Aker encountered a 20-metre gas column in wildcat well 7221/12-1 in production licence 659.

“If there is free gas in the reservoir, the preliminary estimate is that the size of the discovery is 2.0-3.5 billion cubic metres of recoverable gas,” the company said. However, the discovery is not currently considered to be commercial.