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34/4-12 A

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  • General information

    General information
    Attribute Value
    Wellbore name
    Official name of wellbore based on NPD guidelines for designation of wells and wellbores.
    34/4-12 A
    Type
    Wellbore type. Legal values: EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, OTHER (see 'Purpose' for more information)
    EXPLORATION
    Purpose
    Final classification of the wellbore.

    Legal values for exploration wellbores:
    WILDCAT, APPRAISAL, WILDCAT-CCS, APPRAISAL-CCS.

    Legal values for development wellbores:
    OBSERVATION, PRODUCTION, INJECTION, INJECTION-CCS, OBSERVATION-CCS.

    Legal values for other wellbores:
    SOIL DRILLING (drilling in connection with track surveys and other subsurface surveys to investigate the soil conditions prior to placement of facilities),
    SHALLOW GAS (drilling to investigate shallow gas before the first 'real' drilling on the location),
    PILOT (drilling to investigate the geology and fluid connectors for location of the main wellbore),
    SCIENTIFIC (drilling according to Law of Scientific research and exploration),
    STRATIGRAPHIC (driling according to Law of Petroleum activities §2-1).
    APPRAISAL
    Status
    Status for the wellbore. Legal values are:

    BLOWOUT: A blowout has occurred in the well.
    CLOSED: A development wellbore that has been closed in a shorter or longer periode. Also applies to development wellbores where drilling is completed, but production/injection has not yet been reported.
    DRILLING: The well is in the drilling phase - can be active drilling, logging, testing or plugging,
    JUNKED: The drilling operation has been terminated due to technical problems.
    P&A: Exploration: The well is plugged and abandoned, and can not be reentered for further use. Development wells: The production/injection from/to the well is stopped and the well is plugged. The wellhead is removed or else made unavailable for further well operations.
    PLUGGED: The wellbore has been plugged, but the upper parts of the wellbore can be re-used. A sidetrack might be drilled at a later stage.
    PRODUCING: It was produced from the wellbore at the time of the operators last monthly report to the NPD.
    INJECTING: It was injected to the wellbore at the time of the operators last monthly report to the NPD.
    PREDRILLED: The upper part of the well has been drilled, usually as part of a batch-drilling campaign covering several wellbores.
    RE-CLASS TO DEV: Exploration wellbore that is reclassified to a development wellbore.
    RE-CLASS TO TEST: Exploration wellbore that is reclassified to test production.
    SUSPENDED: The drilling operation in the wellbore has been temporarily stopped. The current plan is to continue drilling later on.
    P&A
    Press release
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    Main area
    Name of the area on the Norwegian Continental Shelf where the wellbore is located. Legal values: BARENTS SEA, NORWEGIAN SEA, NORTH SEA.
    NORTH SEA
    Field
    Name of the field the wellbore is related to.
    Discovery
    Name of the discovery the wellbore is related to.
    Well name
    Official name of the parent well for the wellbore based on NPD guidelines for designation of wells and wellbores.
    34/4-12
    Seismic location
    Position of spud location on seismic survey lines. SP: shotpoint.
    ST06M09. In-line: 6110. X-line: 4515
    Production licence
    Official designation of the production licence the wellbore was drilled or planned to be drilled from ( well head posistion).
    Drilling operator
    Name of the licensee starting the drilling operation on behalf of the active production license (well head position). This will usually equal the operator of the production license.
    Statoil Petroleum AS
    Drill permit
    The drilling permit number together with the version of the drilling permit as stated in the drilling permit granted by the NPD.
    1293-L
    Drilling facility
    NPD's name of the facility which the wellbore was drilled from.
    Drilling days
    Number of days from wellbore entry to wellbore completion.
    23
    Entered date
    The date when he wellbore was spudded. For sidetracks: The date when new formation was drilled by kicking off from the mother-wellbore,
    27.01.2010
    Completed date
    Exploration wellbores from moveable facilities:
    For floating facilities - date when anchor handling is started. For jackups - date the jacking-down started. Exploration wellbores from fixed facilities and all development wellbores:
    Date when the wellbore is at total depth, and last casing, liner or screen is set. In case of immediate plugging of the wellbore, completed date equals the date the last plug i set in the wellbore.
    Date when the wellbore is at total depth, and last casing, liner or screen is set. In case of immediate plugging of the wellbore, completed date equals the date the last plug i set in the wellbore.
    18.02.2010
    Release date
    Date when raw data which has been reported to the authorities from the wellbore is not confidential any longer. Normally 2 years after finishing the drilling. May be earlier if the area of the production license is relinquished.
    18.02.2012
    Publication date
    Date quality control of the wellbore information was completed, so it can be published on the internet as a 'Well Data Summary Sheet' wellbore with more information available than other wellbores.
    19.02.2012
    Purpose - planned
    Pre-drill purpose of the wellbore. Legal values for exploration wellbores: WILDCAT, APPRAISAL, WILDCAT-CCS, APPRAISAL-CCS. Example of legal values for development wellbores: OBSERVATION, PRODUCTION, INJECTION.
    WILDCAT
    Reentry
    Status whether the wellbore has been re-entered (YES) or not (NO). Re-entered wellbores are not included in the count when wellbores are presented in statistical overviews.
    NO
    Content
    For exploration wellbores, status of discovery.

    Legal values:
    DRY, SHOWS (trace amounts of hydrocarbons), GAS, GAS/CONDENSATE, OIL or OIL/GAS.
    SHOWS (GAS SHOWS, OIL SHOWS or OIL/GAS SHOWS) are detected as fluorescent cut (organic extract), petroleum odour, or visual stain on cuttings or cores, or as increased gas reading on the mud-loggers gas detection equipment.
    Legal values for WILDCAT-CCS and APPRAISAL-CCS: WATER

    For development wellbores, type of produced/injected fluid.
    Legal values:
    WATER, CUTTINGS, NOT AVAILABLE, OIL, GAS/CONDENSATE, OIL/GAS, CO2, GAS, WATER/GAS, NOT APPLICABLE.
    OIL
    Discovery wellbore
    Indicator which tells if the wellbore made a new discovery. Legal values: YES, NO. Prior to press-release or other information regarding drilling results, the indicator will be “NO” as a default.
    NO
    1st level with HC, age
    Age of lithostratigraphic unit, 1st level, where hydrocarbons were encountered. Examples of legal values: CRETACEOUS, EARLY CRETACEOUS, LATE JURASSIC, EOCENE. See also NPD bulletins.
    LATE TRIASSIC
    1st level with HC, formation
    Name of lithostartigraphic unit, 1st level, where hydrocarbons were encountered. Shown only for released wells. Examples of legal values: BASEMENT, COOK FM, EKOFISK FM, HEIMDAL FM, SANDNES FM, SOGNEFJORD FM, TARBERT FM, BRENT GP. See also NPD bulletins.
    LUNDE FM
    Kelly bushing elevation [m]
    Elevation of the rotary kelly bushing (RKB) above mean sea level.
    22.0
    Water depth [m]
    Depth in metres betweem mean sea level and sea floor.
    381.7
    Total depth (MD) [m RKB]
    Total measured length of wellbore from kelly bushing to total depth (driller's depth).
    2761.0
    Final vertical depth (TVD) [m RKB]
    Vertical elevation from total depth to kelly bushing. Shown only for released wells. Referred to as true vertical depth (TVD).
    2652.0
    Maximum inclination [°]
    Maximum deviation, in degrees, from a vertical well path.Shown only for released wells.
    28.6
    Oldest penetrated age
    Age (according to Geologic Time Scale 2004 by F. M. Gradstein, et al. (2004)) of the oldest penetrated formation. May differ from age at TD for example in deviated wellbores. Examples of legal values: CRETACEOUS, EARLY CRETACEOUS, LATE JURASSIC, EARLY PERMIAN, EARLY TRIASSIC, EOCENE.
    LATE TRIASSIC
    Oldest penetrated formation
    Name of the oldest lithostratigraphic unit penetrated by the wellbore. Shown only for released wells. In most wellbores this is formation or group at total depth. May differ from formation or group at TD for example in wellbores drilled with high deviation or through faults. Examples of legal values: AMUNDSEN FM, BALDER FM, BASEMENT, BLODØKS FM, BRYNE FM, BURTON FM, COOK FM, DRAKE FM, DRAUPNE FM, EKOFISK FM, DUNLIN GP.
    LUNDE FM
    Geodetic datum
    Reference system for coordinates. Example of legal values: ED50.
    ED50
    NS degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, north-south degrees.
    61° 33' 8'' N
    EW degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, east-west degrees.
    2° 17' 37.7'' E
    NS UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, north-south.
    6824665.28
    EW UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, east-west.
    462468.37
    UTM zone
    Universal Transverse Mercator zone. Examples of legal values: 31, 32, 33, 34.
    31
    NPDID wellbore
    NPD's unique id for the wellbore.
    6316
  • Wellbore history

    General
    Well 34/4-12 A (Lower Lunde Snorre) is a sidetrack to well 34/4-12 S, situated on the northern perimeter of the Snorre Field in the Northern North Sea. The surface location of the wells was chosen so as to reach two different prospects with a minimum of drilling and costs. The primary well 34/4-12 S targeted the Omega Nord prospect on a down faulted terrace northeast of the Snorre field while the 34/4-12 A sidetrack targeted the Lower Lunde Snorre prospect up-dip on the Snorre Fault Block itself. The main objective of the sidetrack was to prove oil in the Lower Lunde Member of the Triassic Lunde Formation. In addition the Middle Lunde Member was also expected to be penetrated by the well.
    Operations and results
    Well 34/4-12 A was kicked off at 1525 m from the primary well 34/4-12 S on 27 January 2010. It was drilled with the semi-submersible installation Ocean Vanguard to TD at 2761 m (2652 m TVD) in Late Triassic sediments of the Lunde Formation. No significant problem was encountered in the operations. The well was drilled with XP-07 oil based mud from kick-off to TD.
    The well bore penetrated rocks of Tertiary, Cretaceous and Triassic age. The Jurassic was missing. The Lunde reservoir was encountered at 2563 m (2477 m TVD), which was 27 m TVD shallower than prognosed. Oil was proven in good quality reservoir sands within the Lunde Formation, from 2563 (2477 m TVD) down to an oil-water contact at 2668 m (2570 m TVD). The pressure data proved four slightly different pressure regimes separated by three pressure barriers. Good oil shows were recorded over the reservoir and continued under the OWC with the last show recorded at 2684 m (2580 m TVD). Otherwise no oil shows were reported from the well. The reservoir has a net to gross ratio of 0.31 in Middle Lunde Member and 0.48 in Lower Lunde Member. The total porosity in the Middle Lunde Member is 21% and it is 20% in the Lower Lunde Member. The Hydrocarbon saturation in the Middle Lunde Member is estimated to 63%, while it is 39% in the Lower Lunde Member.
    A 54 m core was cut from 2590 to 2644 m within the reservoir, with 99.4% recovery. MDT fluid samples were taken at 2594.7 m (oil), 2642.5 m (oil), and at 2699.7 m (water). The samples were of good quality. Mud contamination in the oil samples was about 2.9 % and 6.4 %, respectively.
    The well was permanently abandoned on 19 February 2010 as an oil discovery.
    On 28 August 2017 the well was reclassified as an appraisal well for the discovery "34/4-1 SNORRE" from 1979.
    Testing
    No drill stem test was performed.
  • Cuttings at the NPD

    Cuttings at the NPD
    Cuttings available for sampling?
    YES
    Cuttings at the NPD
    Cutting sample, top depth [m]
    Cutting samples, bottom depth [m]
    1530.00
    2760.00
  • Cores at the NPD

    Cores at the NPD
    Core sample number
    Core sample - top depth
    Core sample - bottom depth
    Core sample depth - uom
    1
    2590.0
    2643.7
    [m ]
    Cores at the NPD
    Total core sample length [m]
    53.7
    Cores at the NPD
    Cores available for sampling?
    YES
  • Lithostratigraphy

  • Composite logs

    Composite logs
    Document name
    Document format
    Document size [MB]
    pdf
    0.36
  • Logs

    Logs
    Log type
    Log top depth [m]
    Log bottom depth [m]
    MDT
    2563
    2736
    MWD LWD - ARCVRES6 TELE
    2460
    2756
    MWD LWD - ARCVRES8 VADN8 ISON8 P
    1589
    2460
    MWD LWD - ARCVRES9 TELE
    1253
    1529
    MWD LWD - POWERDRIVE TELE
    1529
    1589
    OBMI
    2549
    2761
    PEX AIT DSI
    2000
    2761
    PEX AIT DSI RR
    2761
    2050
    VSP
    584
    2761
  • Casing and leak–off tests

    Casing and leak–off tests
    Casing type
    Casing diam.
    [inch]
    Casing depth
    [m]
    Hole diam.
    [inch]
    Hole depth
    [m]
    LOT/FIT mud eqv.
    [g/cm3]
    Formation test type
    CONDUCTOR
    30
    464.0
    36
    468.0
    0.00
    LOT
    SURF.COND.
    20
    1248.0
    26
    1253.0
    1.64
    LOT
    INTERM.
    13 3/8
    1514.0
    17 1/2
    1855.0
    1.63
    LOT
    INTERM.
    9 5/8
    2459.0
    12 1/4
    2460.0
    1.85
    LOT
    OPEN HOLE
    2761.0
    8 1/2
    2761.0
    0.00
    LOT
  • Drilling mud

    Drilling mud
    Depth MD [m]
    Mud weight [g/cm3]
    Visc. [mPa.s]
    Yield point [Pa]
    Mud type
    Date measured
    1515
    1.48
    29.0
    XP-07 - #14
    1727
    1.50
    30.0
    XP-07 - #14
    2359
    1.62
    31.0
    XP-07 - #14
    2454
    1.55
    29.0
    XP-07 - #14
    2577
    1.62
    33.0
    XP-07 - #14
    2644
    1.62
    35.0
    XP-07 - #14
    2761
    1.62
    29.0
    XP-07 - #14
    2761
    1.62
    28.0
    XP-07 - #14