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6406/12-3 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.
    6406/12-3 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).
    WILDCAT
    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.
    NORWEGIAN 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.
    6406/12-3
    Seismic location
    Position of spud location on seismic survey lines. SP: shotpoint.
    Seismic data set MC3D-HT2007-08
    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.
    VNG Norge 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.
    1514-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.
    41
    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,
    26.04.2014
    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.
    22.07.2014
    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.
    22.07.2016
    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.
    22.07.2016
    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.
    APPRAISAL
    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.
    YES
    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 JURASSIC
    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.
    ROGN FM
    Kelly bushing elevation [m]
    Elevation of the rotary kelly bushing (RKB) above mean sea level.
    24.0
    Water depth [m]
    Depth in metres betweem mean sea level and sea floor.
    324.0
    Total depth (MD) [m RKB]
    Total measured length of wellbore from kelly bushing to total depth (driller's depth).
    4356.0
    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).
    3657.0
    Maximum inclination [°]
    Maximum deviation, in degrees, from a vertical well path.Shown only for released wells.
    45.2
    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.
    MIDDLE JURASSIC
    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.
    MELKE FM
    Geodetic datum
    Reference system for coordinates. Example of legal values: ED50.
    ED50
    NS degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, north-south degrees.
    64° 1' 52.32'' N
    EW degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, east-west degrees.
    6° 45' 17.58'' E
    NS UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, north-south.
    7102598.45
    EW UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, east-west.
    390320.66
    UTM zone
    Universal Transverse Mercator zone. Examples of legal values: 31, 32, 33, 34.
    32
    NPDID wellbore
    NPD's unique id for the wellbore.
    7432
  • Wellbore history

    General
    The 6406/12-3 S, 6406/12-3 A, and 6406/12-3 B wellbores were drilled in concert on the Pil and Bue prospects in the southern end of the Halten Terrace in the Norwegian Sea. The S and B wells were planned to target the Pil and the Bue prospects, respectively. Well 6406/12-3 S found gas over oil in Intra Melke Formation sandstones in the Pil prospect. This result led to the decision within the partnership to drill an appraisal of the discovery. The appraisal well was designated 6406/12-3 B, which confirmed oil in Melke Formation Sandstones in pressure communication with the primary well 6406/12-3 S. The last sidetrack well, 6406/12-3 A, was designed to test the Bue prospect and to evaluate fluid contacts and connectivity with the Pil discovery.
    Operations and results
    Wildcat well 6406/12-3 A was kicked off from 1259 m in well 6406/12-3 S on 26 April 2014. It was drilled with the semi-submersible installation Transocean Arctic and drilled to 2355 m in the Springar Formation. Once the 13 3/8" casing was cemented on 2 May 2014 the well was suspended while 6406/12-3 B well operations were carried out. After that well bore was plugged and abandoned the 6406/12-3 A sidetrack was resumed on 11 June 2014 and drilled to TD at 4315 m in Late Jurassic (Callovian) sediments belonging to the Melke 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 6406/12-3 A well entered the Jurassic reservoir rocks approximately 900 m to the northwest of the 6406/12-3 B Pil reservoir entry point. The well encountered Spekk Formation claystones on either side of a Rogn Formation sandstone reservoir and below this is a Melke Formation heterolithic package. Top Rogn Formation was at 4053 m (3421 m TVD) with top reservoir sands at 4059 m (3426 m TVD). The Rogn reservoir was of good to very good quality and contained an 18 m oil column with an OWC at 4083 m (3444 m TVD). No gas cap was anticipated or present. Data including the oil water contact position and oil type indicates the 6406/12-3 A discovery is separate from 6406/12-3 S discovery.
    A total of 93 m of core was cut from 4085 m in the Rogn Formation to 4178 m in the Intra Melke Formation sandstone. The overall core recovery was close to 100%. RCX oil samples were taken at 4072.53m.
    The well was permanently abandoned on 16 July 2014 as an oil discovery well.
    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]
    1260.00
    4356.00
  • Cores at the NPD

    Cores at the NPD
    Core sample number
    Core sample - top depth
    Core sample - bottom depth
    Core sample depth - uom
    1
    4085.0
    4142.5
    [m ]
    2
    4142.5
    4167.7
    [m ]
    3
    4168.0
    4177.5
    [m ]
    Cores at the NPD
    Total core sample length [m]
    92.2
    Cores at the NPD
    Cores available for sampling?
    YES
  • Lithostratigraphy

  • Logs

    Logs
    Log type
    Log top depth [m]
    Log bottom depth [m]
    IAC
    3993
    4353
    LWD - AT
    2339
    4085
    LWD - AT LT
    4117
    4356
    LWD - OT BCPM
    2322
    2330
    LWD - OT II
    1246
    2355
    RCX
    3993
    4180
    RCX PS
    0
    0
    RCX SP
    4073
    4073
    SBT CBL
    3447
    4006
    SGR MREX FLEX
    4023
    4227
    SLAM 3DEX
    3993
    4353
    VSP
    1426
    4376
  • 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
    415.0
    36
    418.0
    0.00
    SURF.COND.
    20
    1239.0
    26
    1246.0
    1.70
    FIT
    INTERM.
    13 3/8
    2348.0
    17 1/2
    2355.0
    1.92
    FIT
    PROD.
    9 5/8
    3998.0
    12 1/4
    4005.0
    1.85
    FIT
    OPEN HOLE
    4356.0
    8 1/2
    4356.0
    0.00
  • Drilling mud

    Drilling mud
    Depth MD [m]
    Mud weight [g/cm3]
    Visc. [mPa.s]
    Yield point [Pa]
    Mud type
    Date measured
    1274
    1.49
    25.0
    Yellow XP-07
    1765
    1.53
    26.0
    Yellow XP-07
    1895
    1.61
    36.0
    Yellow XP-07
    2330
    1.61
    47.0
    XP-07
    2355
    1.61
    39.0
    Yellow XP-07
    2522
    1.61
    50.0
    XP-07
    4005
    1.62
    46.0
    XP-07
    4080
    1.62
    43.0
    Yellow XP-07
    4085
    1.62
    44.0
    XP-07
    4137
    1.62
    44.0
    Yellow XP-07
    4168
    1.62
    46.0
    XP-07
    4177
    1.62
    43.0
    Yellow XP-07
    4356
    1.63
    52.0
    Yellow XP-07