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  • General information

    General information
    Attribute Value
    Wellbore name
    Official name of wellbore based on Norwegian Offshore Directorate guidelines for designation of wells and wellbores.
    15/9-20 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 Norwegian Offshore Directorate.
    INJECTING: It was injected to the wellbore at the time of the operators last monthly report to the Norwegian Offshore Directorate.
    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.
    RE-CLASS TO DEV
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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 Norwegian Offshore Directorate guidelines for designation of wells and wellbores.
    15/9-20
    Seismic location
    Position of spud location on seismic survey lines. SP: shotpoint.
    ST 8215 R-3D
    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 Norwegian Offshore Directorate.
    787-L
    Drilling facility
    Norwegian Offshore Directorate's name of the facility which the wellbore was drilled from.
    Drilling days
    Number of days from wellbore entry to wellbore completion.
    33
    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,
    16.02.1994
    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.
    20.03.1994
    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.
    20.03.1996
    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.
    18.01.2007
    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
    Reclassified to wellbore
    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.
    GAS
    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 Norwegian Offshore Directorate bulletins.
    PALEOCENE
    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 Norwegian Offshore Directorate bulletins.
    HEIMDAL FM
    2nd level with HC, age
    Age of lithostratigraphic unit, 2nd level, where hydrocarbons were encountered. Examples of legal values: CRETACEOUS, EARLY CRETACEOUS, LATE JURASSIC, EOCENE.
    TRIASSIC
    2nd level with HC, formation
    Name of lithostartigraphic unit, 2nd 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.
    SKAGERRAK FM
    Kelly bushing elevation [m]
    Elevation of the rotary kelly bushing (RKB) above mean sea level.
    78.0
    Water depth [m]
    Depth in metres betweem mean sea level and sea floor.
    82.0
    Total depth (MD) [m RKB]
    Total measured length of wellbore from kelly bushing to total depth (driller's depth).
    3626.0
    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).
    2801.0
    Maximum inclination [°]
    Maximum deviation, in degrees, from a vertical well path.Shown only for released wells.
    53.7
    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.
    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.
    SMITH BANK FM
    Geodetic datum
    Reference system for coordinates. Example of legal values: ED50.
    ED50
    NS degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, north-south degrees.
    58° 22' 1.89'' N
    EW degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, east-west degrees.
    1° 54' 31.98'' E
    NS UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, north-south.
    6470257.29
    EW UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, east-west.
    436165.07
    UTM zone
    Universal Transverse Mercator zone. Examples of legal values: 31, 32, 33, 34.
    31
    NPDID wellbore
    Norwegian Offshore Directorate's unique id for the wellbore.
    2319
  • Wellbore history

    General
    Wildcat well 15/9-20 S was drilled from the Sleipner A platform on the Sleipner øst Field. It started off as development well 15/9-A-22, which was designed to provide gas production from the Heimdal reservoir in the central part of the Sleipner Øst Field, and to contribute with geological and reservoir technical data for optimal reservoir management in this area. Due to unexpected geology in the deeper part of the well the Cretaceous and below was reclassified to exploration well 15/9-20 S.
    Operations and results
    Well 15/9-20 S was spudded from the fixed installation Sleipner A on 16 February 1994 and drilled deviated to TD at 3624 m in the Triassic Smith Bank Formation. No significant problems were reported from the operations. The well was drilled with seawater/PAC mud from below 26" conductor to 506 m, with KCl/PHPA/PAC mud from 506 m to 1735 m, with KCl/PHPA/PAC/Glycol mud from 1735 m to 2928 m, and with ester mud from 2928 m to TD. No shallow gas was encountered.
    The well penetrated the Heimdal Formation target at 2931 m (2279.6 m TVD MSL), 11.6 m TVD deeper than prognosis. The Heimdal Formation was 104 m thick (71.2 m TVD) and proved to be gas filled as expected. Under the Heimdal Formation the well drilled 204 m Late Cretaceous limestone overlying 8 m Blodøks Formation. At 3247 m (2490.2 m TVD MSL) the well drilled unexpected into Jurassic/Triassic sandy sediments, which proved to have a 30 - 50 m TVD hydrocarbon leg.
    Five conventional cores were cut from 2940 - 3043 m in the Heimdal and into the top of the Tor Formation. A sixth core was cut from 3216 - 3244 m, from base Hod Formation and into the Blodøks Formation. One RFT segregated sample was taken at 3272.6 m in the Skagerrak Formation.
    Well bore 15/9-20 S was plugged back and permanently abandoned on 1 June 1994 as a gas discovery.
    Testing
    The well was perforated on wire line over the interval 3229 - 3238 m in the base of the Hod Formation and stimulated with acid, but the result was negative and the interval was plugged. Two drill stem tests were performed in the Heimdal Formation sandstone. DST 1 tested the interval 2942 - 2956 m and DST 2 tested the interval 2933 - 2942 m.
  • Core photos

    Core photos
    Core photo at depth: 2940-2945m
    Core photo at depth: 2945-2950m
    Core photo at depth: 2950-2954m
    Core photo at depth: 2954-2959m
    Core photo at depth: 2959-2964m
    2940-2945m
    2945-2950m
    2950-2954m
    2954-2959m
    2959-2964m
    Core photo at depth: 2964-2969m
    Core photo at depth: 2969-2974m
    Core photo at depth: 2974-2977m
    Core photo at depth: 2977-2982m
    Core photo at depth: 2982-2987m
    2964-2969m
    2969-2974m
    2974-2977m
    2977-2982m
    2982-2987m
    Core photo at depth: 2987-2992m
    Core photo at depth: 2992-2997m
    Core photo at depth: 2997-3002m
    Core photo at depth: 3002-3006m
    Core photo at depth: 3006-3010m
    2987-2992m
    2992-2997m
    2997-3002m
    3002-3006m
    3006-3010m
    Core photo at depth: 3010-3015m
    Core photo at depth: 3015-3015m
    Core photo at depth: 3015-3020m
    Core photo at depth: 3020-3025m
    Core photo at depth: 3025-3030m
    3010-3015m
    3015-3015m
    3015-3020m
    3020-3025m
    3025-3030m
    Core photo at depth: 3030-3035m
    Core photo at depth: 3035-3040m
    Core photo at depth: 3040-3045m
    Core photo at depth: 3216-3221m
    Core photo at depth: 3221-3226m
    3030-3035m
    3035-3040m
    3040-3045m
    3216-3221m
    3221-3226m
    Core photo at depth: 3226-3231m
    Core photo at depth: 3231-3236m
    Core photo at depth: 3236-3241m
    Core photo at depth: 3241-3244m
    Core photo at depth:  
    3226-3231m
    3231-3236m
    3236-3241m
    3241-3244m
  • 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
    1.18
  • Logs

    Logs
    Log type
    Log top depth [m]
    Log bottom depth [m]
    DIL BHC GR
    2922
    3627
    LDL BHC GR
    1729
    2917
    LDL CNL GR
    2922
    3627
    MWD - DPR GR
    506
    2928
    RFT HP GR
    2942
    3577
    VSP
    1788
    3588
  • 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
    26
    283.0
    30
    285.0
    0.00
    LOT
    SURF.COND.
    18 5/8
    501.0
    20
    504.0
    0.00
    LOT
    INTERM.
    13 3/8
    1729.0
    17 1/2
    1731.0
    1.65
    LOT
    INTERM.
    9 5/8
    2922.0
    12 1/4
    2922.0
    1.78
    LOT
    LINER
    7
    3624.0
    8 1/2
    3626.0
    1.92
    LOT
  • Drilling mud

    Drilling mud
    Depth MD [m]
    Mud weight [g/cm3]
    Visc. [mPa.s]
    Yield point [Pa]
    Mud type
    Date measured
    506
    1.11
    26.0
    WATER BASED
    1073
    1.30
    25.0
    WATER BASED
    1541
    1.35
    29.0
    WATER BASED
    1735
    1.35
    32.0
    WATER BASED
    2255
    1.64
    41.0
    WATER BASED
    2653
    1.64
    51.0
    WATER BASED
    2921
    1.20
    20.0
    OIL BASED
    2928
    1.64
    44.0
    WATER BASED
    2940
    1.20
    20.0
    OIL BASED
    3015
    1.23
    24.0
    OIL BASED
    3206
    1.23
    25.0
    OIL BASED
    3244
    1.24
    25.0
    OIL BASED
    3307
    1.33
    30.0
    OIL BASED
    3626
    1.28
    24.0
    OIL BASED
  • Pressure plots

    Pressure plots
    The pore pressure data is sourced from well logs if no other source is specified. In some wells where pore pressure logs do not exist, information from Drill stem tests and kicks have been used. The data has been reported to the NPD, and further processed and quality controlled by IHS Markit.
    Pressure plots
    Document name
    Document format
    Document size [MB]
    pdf
    0.23