BP Canada Comes up Dry in Scotian Basin
The first of what could be as many as seven exploratory wells in the Scotian Basin is being plugged and abandoned by BP Canada after the drilling project failed to find commercial quantities of hydrocarbons.
The Hess Corporation, which holds a 50 per cent interest in the Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Program, announced on November 9 that drilling of the Aspy exploration well in offshore Nova Scotia had reached a total depth of 7,400 meters.
“The prospect did not encounter commerc...
Call Goes Out to Halt BP Exploration Project
Unauthorized Discharge of Drilling Mud in Scotian Basin Raises Alarm Bells
The unauthorized discharge of approximately 136 cubic metres of synthetic-based drilling mud by BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP Canada) just two months into drilling an exploratory well in the Scotian Basin has raised alarm bells and a call to the federal government to halt the offshore project.
The spill was reported on June 22 and was still under investigation as of The Navigator’s press time. Preliminary ...
Drilling Starts in Scotian Basin
It was ironically Earth Day (April 22) when BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP Canada) spudded its first exploratory well in the Scotian Basin, after being given authorization the day before by the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB).
The company had received permission on April 7 from the CNSOPB to move the drilling rig Seadrill West Aquarius to the Aspy D-11 drilling site (42° 50’ 0.336” N 60° 17’ 52.169” W) and begin preparatory work in advance of its planned ...