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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.
    25/4-8
    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 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.
    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.
    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.
    25/4-8
    Seismic location
    Position of spud location on seismic survey lines. SP: shotpoint.
    line 1300 & cross line 5150 (NH9603)
    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.
    Marathon Petroleum 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 Norwegian Offshore Directorate.
    1065-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.
    20
    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,
    03.06.2003
    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.
    22.06.2003
    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.
    22.06.2005
    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.
    22.06.2005
    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/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.
    NO
    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
    Kelly bushing elevation [m]
    Elevation of the rotary kelly bushing (RKB) above mean sea level.
    23.0
    Water depth [m]
    Depth in metres betweem mean sea level and sea floor.
    122.0
    Total depth (MD) [m RKB]
    Total measured length of wellbore from kelly bushing to total depth (driller's depth).
    2286.0
    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).
    2286.0
    Maximum inclination [°]
    Maximum deviation, in degrees, from a vertical well path.Shown only for released wells.
    0.7
    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.
    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.
    HEIMDAL FM
    Geodetic datum
    Reference system for coordinates. Example of legal values: ED50.
    ED50
    NS degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, north-south degrees.
    59° 30' 52.34'' N
    EW degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, east-west degrees.
    2° 3' 47.24'' E
    NS UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, north-south.
    6597875.29
    EW UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, east-west.
    446977.93
    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.
    4765
  • Wellbore history

    General
    Well 25/4-8 was the second exploratory test of a large, irregular 4-way closure known as the Gekko structure, discovered by well 25/4-3 in 1974. The reservoir target was the Paleocene Heimdal formation, in a mapped culmination 1.7 km to the WNW of the discovery well. While well 25/4-3 found 8 m of hydrocarbons in a structurally low position, well 25/4-8 was expected to encounter a hydrocarbon column of 45m with an anticipated oil/water contact at 2107 m TVD SS.
    Operations and results
    Wildcat well 25/8-4 was spudded with the semi-submersible installation Deepsea Bergen on 3 June 2003 and drilled to TD at 2286 m in the Paleocene Heimdal Formation. Some problems with hole fill were experienced in the top 36" hole and repeated drill string stalling and stucking in the 17 1/2" section. After setting the 13 3/8" casing at 796 m these problems ceased and the well was drilled on to TD with no significant problems. The well was drilled with seawater down to 803 m and with Carbosea oil based mud from 803 m to TD.
    Significant gas peaks were recorded in the interval 2096 m to 2129 m. Drilled cuttings were adversely affected by the use of PDC bits, especially in the sandstone intervals, and hydrocarbon shows were affected by the use of oil-based mud in the 8 1/2" hole section. Oil shows were however recorded on cores from 2082 m to 2134 m. Petrophysical evaluation of wire line logs acquired demonstrated that sands within the Lista Formation were gas bearing and that the Heimdal Formation is gas and oil bearing at the location with a gas-oil contact (GOC) at 2121.8 m (2098.8 m TVD SS) and an oil-water contact (OWC) at 2128.5 m (2105.5 m TVD SS). The OWC was 1.5 m shallow compared to that described for the exploration well 25/4-3 and is consistent with shows described from core and cuttings within the Heimdal. Two conventional cores were cut in the interval 2082 m to 2136 m in the Lista and Heimdal Formations. Fluid samples were taken with the MDT tool at 2097 m (gas), 2120 m (gas), and 2127.2 m (oil).
    The well was permanently abandoned on 22 June as a gas and oil appraisal well.
    Testing
    No drill stem test was performed.
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  • Cuttings at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate

    Cuttings at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate
    Cuttings available for sampling?
    YES
    Cuttings at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate
    Cutting sample, top depth [m]
    Cutting samples, bottom depth [m]
    1500.00
    2286.20
  • Cores at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate

    Cores at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate
    Core sample number
    Core sample - top depth
    Core sample - bottom depth
    Core sample depth - uom
    1
    2082.0
    2107.1
    [m ]
    2
    2109.0
    2135.6
    [m ]
    Cores at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate
    Total core sample length [m]
    51.7
    Cores at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate
    Cores available for sampling?
    YES
  • Oil samples at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate

    Oil samples at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate
    Test type
    Bottle number
    Top depth
    MD [m]
    Bottom depth
    MD [m]
    Fluid type
    Test time
    Samples available
    DST
    2120.00
    0.00
    OIL
    YES
  • Lithostratigraphy

    Lithostratigraphy
    Top depth [mMD RKB]
    Lithostrat. unit
    145
    385
    509
    777
    1219
    1305
    1922
    1922
    2011
    2060
    2113
  • Composite logs

    Composite logs
    Document name
    Document format
    Document size [MB]
    pdf
    0.28
  • 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
    27.17
    .PDF
    0.61
  • Logs

    Logs
    Log type
    Log top depth [m]
    Log bottom depth [m]
    M LWD - GR
    205
    803
    MDT GR
    2092
    2182
    PEX AIT DSI HNGS
    145
    2284
    VSI GR
    631
    2280
  • 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
    206.0
    36
    208.0
    0.00
    LOT
    SURF.COND.
    13 3/8
    796.0
    17 1/2
    803.0
    0.00
    LOT
    OPEN HOLE
    2082.0
    12 1/4
    2082.0
    1.45
    LOT
    OPEN HOLE
    2286.0
    8 1/2
    2286.0
    0.00
    LOT
  • Drilling mud

    Drilling mud
    Depth MD [m]
    Mud weight [g/cm3]
    Visc. [mPa.s]
    Yield point [Pa]
    Mud type
    Date measured
    0
    1.03
    SEAWATER
    560
    1.08
    SPUD MUD
    803
    1.14
    45.0
    KCL
    1309
    1.28
    23.0
    OIL (ENVIRON)
    2286
    1.28
    21.0
    OIL (ENVIRON)
  • 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
    0.22