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34/10-10 R

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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.
    34/10-10 R
    Wellbore type. Legal values: EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, OTHER (see 'Purpose' for more information)
    Final classification of the wellbore.

    Legal values for exploration wellbores:

    Legal values for development wellbores:

    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).
    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.
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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.
    Well name
    Official name of the parent well for the wellbore based on NPD guidelines for designation of wells and wellbores.
    Seismic location
    Position of spud location on seismic survey lines. SP: shotpoint.
    3D-224 SP.265
    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.
    Den norske stats oljeselskap a.s
    Drill permit
    The drilling permit number together with the version of the drilling permit as stated in the drilling permit granted by the NPD.
    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.
    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,
    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.
    Plugged and abondon date
    Date when the P&A-operations of the wellbore was finished, as reported by the operator to the NPD throught DDRS (Daily Drilling Reporting System). Only applied once pr. wellhead/surface location.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Reentry activity
    Reason for reentry of the wellbore. Only relevant for exploration wellbores. Example of legal values: DRILLING, DRILLING/PLUGGING, LOGGING, PLUGGING, TESTING, TESTING/PLUGGING.
    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:
    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.
    Kelly bushing elevation [m]
    Elevation of the rotary kelly bushing (RKB) above mean sea level.
    Water depth [m]
    Depth in metres betweem mean sea level and sea floor.
    Total depth (MD) [m RKB]
    Total measured length of wellbore from kelly bushing to total depth (driller's depth).
    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).
    Bottom hole temperature [°C]
    Estimated temperature at final total depth of the wellbore. Shown only for released wells. See discription.
    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.
    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.
    Geodetic datum
    Reference system for coordinates. Example of legal values: ED50.
    NS degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, north-south degrees.
    61° 10' 27.95'' N
    EW degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, east-west degrees.
    2° 14' 43.12'' E
    NS UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, north-south.
    EW UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, east-west.
    UTM zone
    Universal Transverse Mercator zone. Examples of legal values: 31, 32, 33, 34.
    NPDID wellbore
    NPD's unique id for the wellbore.
  • Wellbore history

    Well 34/10-10 and the re-entry 34/10-10 R was drilled on the Delta structure situated in the Gullfaks Vest area in the north-eastern part of block 34/10. The primary objective was to test sandstones of Middle Jurassic age. Secondary objectives were sandstones of Early Jurassic and Late Triassic age. The well was planned to be drilled into Triassic to a total depth of 2265 m.
    Operations and results
    On 10 July 1980 at 2330 hrs the semi-submersible installation Norskald was transferred from well 15/9-6 to well 34/10-10. After the rig had been anchored up on the 34/10-10 location a strike broke out among the drilling crew. Due to the strike the operation was one month delayed and the well was not spudded until 15 August at 1930 hrs. The 36" hole was drilled to 229 m with a 26" bit and a 36" hole opener without temporary guide-base. Seawater was used with returns to the sea floor. The hole was slugged with high viscosity mud prior to each connection. The riser was run and the diverter system installed. From 229 to 816 m in the Nordland Group (Miocene age) the well was drilled first as a 17 1/2" pilot hole and logged, then with a 26" hole opener. When disconnecting the marine riser on 21 August, the well started to flow. The rig was quickly moved off location and out of danger from the gas flow.
    The well flowed for approximately one and a half hours the morning of the blowout and again for two and a half hours the same evening. Periodic subsea observations over the next days, showed continued flow from the wellhead at a greatly reduced rate with only one brief surface indication of flow.
    On 19 September the well was re-entered (34/10-10 R) by the semi-submersible installation Borgny Dolphin and permanently plugged. No hydrocarbons other than the shallow gas are reported from the well.
    No cores were cut and no wire line fluid samples were taken.
    Borgny Dolphin pulled anchors on 4 October 1980 and the well was permanently abandoned as a junk well.
    No drill stem test was performed.
  • Lithostratigraphy

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    Lithostrat. unit