Minor oil discovery near the Ula field in the southern North Sea – 7/11-14 S


Well 7/11-14 S was drilled by the Maersk Integrator drilling facility. Photo: Maersk Driling.

10/11/2021 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 906, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7/11-14 S.

The well was drilled about 11 kilometres west of the Ula field in the southern North Sea and 275 kilometres southwest of Stavanger.

The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in upper Jurassic reservoir rocks in the Ula Formation (Vestland Group).

Well 7/11-14 S encountered a total oil column of 7 metres in the Ula Formation in a 9-metre thick sandstone layer of moderate reservoir quality. The oil/water contact was proven at a depth of 3999 metres below sea level.

The preliminary calculation of the size of the discovery is between 0.7 and 1.5 million standard cubic metres (Sm3) of recoverable oil equivalent. The discovery is not currently considered to be profitable.

The well was not formation-tested, but data acquisition was undertaken.
This is the first exploration well in production licence 906. The licence was awarded in APA 2017.

Well 7/11-14 S was drilled to a vertical and measured depth of 4090 and 4122 meters, respectively, below sea level, and was terminated in the Bryne Formation in the Middle Jurassic.

The water depth is 72 metres. The well has been permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 7/11-14 S was drilled by the Maersk Integrator drilling facility, which is now headed for Åmøyfjorden.

Map showing the location of well 7/11-14 S


Ola Anders Skauby

Director Communication, public affairs and emergency response

Tel: +47 905 98 519

Updated: 10/11/2021

Latest news

Seabed minerals: Substantial resources on the Norwegian shelf
27/01/2023 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has prepared a resource assessment of the seabed minerals on the Norwegian shelf.
Production figures December 2022
20/01/2023 Preliminary production figures for December 2022 show an average daily production of 1 983 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.
Gas discovery near the Aasta Hansteen-field in the Norwegian Sea – 6605/1-2 S and 6605/1-2 A
18/01/2023 Equinor Energi AS, operator of production licence 1128, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6605/1-2 S and appraisal well 6605/1-2 A.
Drilling permit for well 15/2-2 S and 15/2-2 A
17/01/2023 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted OMV (Norge) AS drilling permit for well 15/2-2 S and 15/2-2 A, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Changes in the regulations
13/01/2023 The Resource Management Regulations and Regulations relating to documentation in connection with storing CO2 on the shelf have been changed.
Six companies have applied for CO2 storage acreage
11/01/2023 The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has received applications from six companies in connection with the announcement of an area in the North Sea for potential storage of CO2 on the Norwegian shelf.
Announcement: Acreage for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
11/01/2023 On 11 of January 2023, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced an area for CO2 storage pursuant to the CO2 Storage Regulations.
APA 2022: 25 companies offered ownership interests
10/01/2023 On 10 January 2023, 25 companies were offered ownership interests in a total of 47 production licences on the Norwegian shelf in the awards in predefined areas (APA) 2022.
Investments for the future on the Shelf
09/01/2023 Only rarely have we seen so much oil and gas produced on the Norwegian shelf as was the case last year – and only rarely have we seen such significant investment decisions.
Continuing the near subsurface mapping for offshore wind
06/01/2023 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has awarded contracts to the companies Fugro and Enviros for mapping of the shallowest strata under the seabed.