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25/11-4

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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.
    25/11-4
    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
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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.
    25/11-4
    Seismic location
    Position of spud location on seismic survey lines. SP: shotpoint.
    line SC -68 sp 6942
    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.
    Esso Exploration and Production Norway 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.
    49-L
    Drilling facility
    NPD's name of the facility which the wellbore was drilled from.
    Drilling days
    Number of days from spud to completed. The first and last days of the operation is included in the count. Days where the drilling operations has been suspende, is not included. Days used for predrilling is not included. These are made available where applicable.
    37
    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,
    15.10.1970
    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.
    20.11.1970
    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.
    20.11.1972
    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.
    30.04.2010
    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.
    SHOWS
    Discovery wellbore
    Indicator which telles if the wellbore made a new discovery. Legal values: YES, NO.
    NO
    Kelly bushing elevation [m]
    Elevation of the rotary kelly bushing (RKB) above mean sea level.
    10.0
    Water depth [m]
    Depth in metres betweem mean sea level and sea floor.
    127.0
    Total depth (MD) [m RKB]
    Total measured length of wellbore from kelly bushing to total depth (driller's depth).
    1896.0
    Bottom hole temperature [°C]
    Estimated temperature at final total depth of the wellbore. Shown only for released wells. See discription.
    71
    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.
    PALEOCENE
    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.
    EKOFISK FM
    Geodetic datum
    Reference system for coordinates. Example of legal values: ED50.
    ED50
    NS degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, north-south degrees.
    59° 9' 37.3'' N
    EW degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, east-west degrees.
    2° 23' 26.53'' E
    NS UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, north-south.
    6558219.15
    EW UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, east-west.
    465155.95
    UTM zone
    Universal Transverse Mercator zone. Examples of legal values: 31, 32, 33, 34.
    31
    NPDID wellbore
    NPD's unique id for the wellbore.
    186
  • Wellbore history

    General
    Well 25/11-4 was drilled ca 2.6 km south-south west of the 25/11-1 Balder discovery well on the Utsira High in the North Sea. The objective was to define the continuity of oil bearing sands of Early Eocene age that were present in 25/11-1 well.
    Operations and results
    Appraisal well 25/11-4 was spudded with the vessel Glomar Grand Isle on 15 October 1970 and drilled to TD at 1896 m in the Early Paleocene Ekofisk Formation. Drilling operations were normal down to 963 m and at that depth problems with the Hydril necessitated pulling the riser and upper part of the B.O.P. stack. While drilling at 1753 m weather conditions hampered drilling and it was necessary to again pull the riser and upper part of the stack. After losing several days due to weather conditions the well was completed, however, during the midst of the logging operations, storm warnings made it necessary to shorten the program and the planned velocity survey was not made. Initial drilling from the seafloor to 179 m was with sea water and gel. Below 179 to a depth of 948 m, the mud system consisted of seawater, Spersene XP-20 Salinex. From 948 m to TD fresh water Spersene XP-20 mud was used.
    The well penetrated the Utsira Formation and several Skade Formation sand units and then entered a ca 500 m thick section of shales belonging to the lower Hordaland Group before top Balder formation was encountered at 1695 m. The Balder Formation (Early Eocene) proved almost void of reservoirs. It was all silty shale except a 4 foot sand section between 1740 and 1742 m. This sand had a good oil stain, bright yellow fluorescence and a bright yellow cut. The only massive reservoir present was the Paleocene Hermod Formation sand from 1792 to 1816 m. This sand had no hydrocarbon shows.
    No conventional cores were cut in the well and no wire line fluid sampling was attempted.
    The well was permanently abandoned on 20 November 1970 as a dry well with shows.
    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]
    405.38
    1896.47
  • Palynological slides at the NPD

    Palynological slides at the NPD
    Sample depth
    Depth unit
    Sample type
    Laboratory
    4290.0
    [ft]
    DC
    4380.0
    [ft]
    DC
    4500.0
    [ft]
    DC
    4590.0
    [ft]
    DC
    4680.0
    [ft]
    DC
    4800.0
    [ft]
    DC
    4890.0
    [ft]
    DC
    4980.0
    [ft]
    DC
    5100.0
    [ft]
    DC
    5190.0
    [ft]
    DC
    5280.0
    [ft]
    DC
    5400.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5400.0
    [ft]
    DC
    5428.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5460.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5490.0
    [ft]
    DC
    5500.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5520.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5550.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5575.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5580.0
    [ft]
    DC
    5590.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5610.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5630.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5664.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5680.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5700.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5700.0
    [ft]
    DC
    5730.0
    [ft]
    DC
    5735.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5760.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5770.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5782.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5790.0
    [ft]
    DC
    5803.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5820.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5850.0
    [ft]
    DC
    5855.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5875.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5876.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5880.0
    [ft]
    DC
    5920.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5940.0
    [ft]
    DC
    5970.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    5985.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    6000.0
    [ft]
    DC
    6025.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    6030.0
    [ft]
    DC
    6040.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    6055.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    6070.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    6090.0
    [ft]
    DC
    6100.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    6128.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    6140.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    6157.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    6173.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    6180.0
    [ft]
    DC
    6182.0
    [ft]
    SWC
    6210.0
    [ft]
    DC
  • Lithostratigraphy

  • Documents – reported by the production licence (period for duty of secrecy expired)

    Documents – reported by the production licence (period for duty of secrecy expired)
    Document name
    Document format
    Document size [MB]
    pdf
    1.03
    pdf
    12.98
  • Documents – NPD papers

  • Logs

    Logs
    Log type
    Log top depth [m]
    Log bottom depth [m]
    BHC SON GR
    947
    1883
    FDC
    947
    1886
    GR
    137
    947
    IES
    947
    1885
  • 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
    179.0
    36
    180.0
    0.00
    LOT
    SURF.COND.
    20
    384.0
    26
    406.0
    0.00
    LOT
    INTERM.
    9 5/8
    948.0
    12 1/4
    963.0
    0.00
    LOT
    OPEN HOLE
    1896.0
    8 1/2
    1896.0
    0.00
    LOT
  • Drilling mud

    Drilling mud
    Depth MD [m]
    Mud weight [g/cm3]
    Visc. [mPa.s]
    Yield point [Pa]
    Mud type
    Date measured
    188
    0.00
    seawater/ge
    963
    0.00
    seawater/sp
    1896
    0.00
    water/spers