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6406/12-4 S

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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.
    6406/12-4 S
    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
    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.
    6406/12-4
    Seismic location
    Position of spud location on seismic survey lines. SP: shotpoint.
    inline 5508.xline 5986
    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.
    1587-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.
    56
    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,
    23.06.2015
    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.
    17.08.2015
    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.
    17.08.2017
    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.
    19.08.2017
    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.
    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.
    25.5
    Water depth [m]
    Depth in metres betweem mean sea level and sea floor.
    319.0
    Total depth (MD) [m RKB]
    Total measured length of wellbore from kelly bushing to total depth (driller's depth).
    4318.0
    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).
    3882.9
    Maximum inclination [°]
    Maximum deviation, in degrees, from a vertical well path.Shown only for released wells.
    43
    Bottom hole temperature [°C]
    Estimated temperature at final total depth of the wellbore. Shown only for released wells. See discription.
    128
    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 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.
    INTRA MELKE FM SS
    Geodetic datum
    Reference system for coordinates. Example of legal values: ED50.
    ED50
    NS degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, north-south degrees.
    64° 1' 7.48'' N
    EW degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, east-west degrees.
    6° 46' 31.29'' E
    NS UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, north-south.
    7101175.99
    EW UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, east-west.
    391272.15
    UTM zone
    Universal Transverse Mercator zone. Examples of legal values: 31, 32, 33, 34.
    32
    NPDID wellbore
    NPD's unique id for the wellbore.
    7721
  • Wellbore history

    General
    Well 6406/12-4 S was drilled on the flank of the Frøya High close to the southern end of the Halten Terrace in the Norwegian Sea. The exploration objective was to test Intra Melke sandstone in the Boomerang South West Prospect, younger than the reservoir in the Pil discovery. The well also had as appraisal objective to core the transition into the top of the Pil discovery reservoir close to the established oil-water contact.
    Operations and results
    Wildcat well 6406/12-4 S was spudded with the semi-submersible installation Transocean Arctic on 23 June 2015 and drilled to TD at 4318 m (3882.9 m TVD) m in Late Jurassic Intra-Melke sandstone. The well was drilled vertical down to 1203 m. From 1203 m to 3660 m, the well was drilled deviated with a sail angle of 41°. From there and through the reservoir to final TD the sail angle was changed to ca 7°. Due to a highly overbalanced mud weight during drilling in the 8 1/2" section, a significant drill break was experienced in the Rogn Formation, with substantial mud losses to the formation at approximately 3746 m. This caused serious mud invasion into the formation. The well was drilled with seawater and sweeps down to 1210 m and with XP-07 oil based mud from 1210 m to TD.
    The well encountered 26 m of Rogn Formation of good quality at 3726 m. A 196 m thick package of Spekk shales and siltstones followed down to top Melke Formation at 3946 m. Small amounts of oil was recovered in an RCX fluid sample from the Rogn Formation. Both this oil and pressure data from the Rogn Formation were seriously affected by the mud invasion, making it difficult to conclude on the nature of the oil. The petrophysical logs indicated hydrocarbon saturations of up to 20% across the cored interval in the Melke Formation sandstone. No oil shows above the mud were recorded in the Rogn Formation. Weak oil shows were described on cores and cuttings throughout the Melke Formation and Intra Melke sandstones.
    A total of 41.95 m core was recovered in three cores from the interval 3941 to 3984.3 m (96.9% total recovery) across the base Spekk-top Melke boundary. An RCX fluid sample was taken at 3736 m (3281.3 m TVD) in the intra Spekk Formation sandstone. This sample contained 90 vol-% formation water, 5 vol-% mud filtrate and 5 vol-% reservoir oil. Further RCX samples recovered formation water at 3956.7 m, 3968.2 m, 3988.2 m and 4021.6 m in the Intra-Melke Formation sandstone
    The well was permanently abandoned on 17 August 2015 as an oil discovery.
    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]
    1210.00
    4319.00
  • Cores at the NPD

    Cores at the NPD
    Core sample number
    Core sample - top depth
    Core sample - bottom depth
    Core sample depth - uom
    1
    3941.0
    3941.9
    [m ]
    2
    3942.5
    3950.5
    [m ]
    3
    3950.7
    3983.8
    [m ]
    Cores at the NPD
    Total core sample length [m]
    42.0
    Cores at the NPD
    Cores available for sampling?
    YES
  • Oil samples at the NPD

    Oil samples at the NPD
    Test type
    Bottle number
    Top depth
    MD [m]
    Bottom depth
    MD [m]
    Fluid type
    Test time
    Samples available
    MDT
    0.00
    0.00
    BASE OIL
    YES
    MDT
    0.00
    0.00
    BASE OIL
    YES
    MDT
    0.00
    0.00
    BASE OIL
    YES
  • Lithostratigraphy

  • Logs

    Logs
    Log type
    Log top depth [m]
    Log bottom depth [m]
    HDIL XMAC ORIT ZDL CN DSL
    360
    4072
    HDIL ZMAC ORIT ZDL CN DSL
    3650
    4322
    MREX FLEX DSL
    3650
    4060
    MWD - ATK ZTKR ZTKG COP OTK SDTK
    2248
    4318
    MWD - DIR PWD
    1
    415
    MWD - DIR PWD GR RES
    415
    1210
    MWD - DIR PWD GR RES SON
    1210
    2248
    PCOR
    3726
    4021
    PCOR
    3912
    4267
    RCX
    3730
    4025
    RCX
    4069
    4308
    UXPL ORIT GXPL GR
    3650
    4060
    VSP
    1745
    4310
  • 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
    411.3
    36
    415.0
    0.00
    SURF.COND.
    20
    1203.5
    26
    1210.0
    1.66
    FIT
    PILOT HOLE
    1210.0
    9 7/8
    1210.0
    0.00
    INTERM.
    13 3/8
    2242.0
    17 1/2
    2248.0
    1.69
    FIT
    INTERM.
    9 5/8
    3652.0
    12 1/4
    3660.0
    1.79
    FIT
    OPEN HOLE
    4318.0
    8 1/2
    4318.0
    0.00
  • Drilling mud

    Drilling mud
    Depth MD [m]
    Mud weight [g/cm3]
    Visc. [mPa.s]
    Yield point [Pa]
    Mud type
    Date measured
    344
    1.34
    21.0
    WBM
    1153
    1.54
    35.0
    XP07 Low ECD
    1213
    1.49
    21.0
    XP-07 Low ECD OBM
    1316
    1.54
    30.0
    XP07 Low ECD
    1743
    1.51
    24.0
    XP-07 Low ECD OBM
    1935
    1.54
    29.0
    XP-07 Low ECD OBM
    2463
    1.54
    31.0
    XP-07 Low ECD OBM
    2918
    1.54
    34.0
    XP-07 Low ECD OBM
    3538
    1.54
    28.0
    XP07 Low ECD
    3660
    1.47
    33.0
    XP-07 Low ECD OBM
    3660
    1.54
    33.0
    XP-07 Low ECD OBM
    3746
    1.49
    36.0
    XP-07 Low ECD
    3942
    1.39
    23.0
    XP07 Low ECD
    4318
    1.39
    33.0
    XP07 Low ECD
    4318
    1.39
    27.0
    XP07 Low ECD