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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.
    1/3-11
    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.
    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
    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.
    1/3-11
    Seismic location
    Position of spud location on seismic survey lines. SP: shotpoint.
    inline 9958 & crossline 21324 på settet VGCN0401
    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.
    DONG E&P 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.
    1179-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.
    95
    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,
    28.05.2008
    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.
    30.08.2008
    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.
    30.08.2010
    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.
    30.08.2010
    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.
    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 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.
    FORTIES FM
    Kelly bushing elevation [m]
    Elevation of the rotary kelly bushing (RKB) above mean sea level.
    42.0
    Water depth [m]
    Depth in metres betweem mean sea level and sea floor.
    72.0
    Total depth (MD) [m RKB]
    Total measured length of wellbore from kelly bushing to total depth (driller's depth).
    3595.0
    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).
    3507.0
    Maximum inclination [°]
    Maximum deviation, in degrees, from a vertical well path.Shown only for released wells.
    20.3
    Bottom hole temperature [°C]
    Estimated temperature at final total depth of the wellbore. Shown only for released wells. See discription.
    140
    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.
    56° 50' 58.47'' N
    EW degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, east-west degrees.
    2° 43' 15.43'' E
    NS UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, north-south.
    6300817.06
    EW UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, east-west.
    482979.33
    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.
    5806
  • Wellbore history

    General
    The 1/3-11 Ipswich well was drilled in the Central Graben of the North Sea about 9 km south of the 1/3-10 Oselvar well, which confirmed oil in a similar geological setting to that of the Ipswich prospect. The primary objective of the 1/3-11 well was to determine the presence and nature of recoverable hydrocarbons in the Forties Formation Sandstone reservoir expected to exist along the western flank of the Ipswich salt dome.
    Operations and results
    Wildcat well 1/3-11 was spudded with the jack-up installation Mærsk Galant on 28 May 2008 and drilled to 3289 m in the Paleocene Våle Formation. The well path was drilled with a slight S shape after the originally planned surface location was moved to avoid potential shallow gas. Due to unexpected lithology the original hole penetrated most of an hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir sand in the well without cores being taken. Therefore it was decided to make a technical coring side-track, in which also fluid samples would be obtained. The sidetrack was denoted technical (1/3-11 T2) as coring was the main objective. It was kicked off at 1330 m and drilled to final TD at 3595 m in the Paleocene Ekofisk Formation. The well was drilled with seawater and pre-hydrated bentonite down to 825 m, with KCl/polymer mud from 825 m to 1306 m, and with Carbo SEA oil based mud from 1306 m to TD, including the technical sidetrack.
    The well penetrated the clays and claystones (with sand interbeds) of the Nordland Group, the claystones of the Hordaland Group, and the claystones, tuffaceous claystones and sandstones of the Rogaland Group. The latter contained the Balder Formation, the Sele Formation (which was expected to contain the target Forties Formation sandstone), the Lista Formation and the Våle Formation. The well did not penetrate sands at the stratigraphic equivalent of the target Forties Formation sandstone. Instead, a de-sanded Forties equivalent was penetrated consisting of claystone interbedded with siltstone and dolomitic limestone. However, hydrocarbon bearing sands were encountered at 3176 m within the underlying Lista formation, and these were interpreted as possible lateral equivalents of the "Mey Sandstone Member" (Andrew Formation).
    Based on initial analysis of the LWD logs and wire line formation pressure measurements, it was decided to drill the coring sidetrack down dip in order to investigate also the thickness of the hydrocarbon column, lateral variation in reservoir quality and thickness, the presence of the Forties Formation sandstone down dip in addition to the Andrew Formation penetrated in the main well, in addition to the coring and sampling objectives. The Ipswich 1/3-11 T2 sidetrack kicked off in the claystones of the Nordland Group and penetrated the claystone of the Hordaland Group and claystones, tuffaceous claystones and sandstones of the Rogaland Group. The sandstones of the Rogaland Group included 37 m of Forties Formation which, unlike in the main well, was present in the sidetrack as a sandstone, in addition to 116 m of the Andrew Formation. In 1/3-11 T2 the Forties Sandstone was found hydrocarbon bearing, while the Andrew Formation was poorer and water filled.
    No definite hydrocarbon contact levels were seen in the wells.
    In the primary well oil shows were recorded throughout the Andrew Formation, else no shows above background OBM was observed. In the sidetrack a show (very weak, if any) was recorded in the Vade Formation sandstone at 2594 to 2600 m, in a thin sandstone at 3215 m within the Sele Formation, and in the Forties Formation. In the sidetrack no shows above background OBM level was observed in the Andrew Formation.
    At total of 93.63 m core was recovered in three cores from the interval 3288 m to 3355.7 m in the Forties and Sele Formations and 2 cores from the interval 3398.9 m to 3429.1 m in the Andrew Formation. All cores were cut in the sidetrack. No fluid samples were taken in the primary well. In the sidetrack fluid sampling resulted in the recovery of three water samples at 3415.1 m in the Andrew Formation and five oil samples at 3294.5 m in the Forties Formation Sandstone. All oil samples were heavily contaminated by oil based mud filtrate.
    The well was permanently abandoned on 30 August as an oil discovery.
    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]
    260.00
    3288.00
  • 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
    3288.0
    3298.4
    [m ]
    2
    3300.0
    3320.5
    [m ]
    3
    3320.6
    3354.7
    [m ]
    4
    3398.9
    3411.9
    [m ]
    5
    3412.8
    3428.5
    [m ]
    Cores at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate
    Total core sample length [m]
    93.7
    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
    0.00
    0.00
    YES
    MDT
    3294.50
    0.00
    OIL
    YES
  • Lithostratigraphy

    Lithostratigraphy
    Top depth [mMD RKB]
    Lithostrat. unit
    114
    1777
    2594
    2600
    3194
    3194
    3205
    3282
    3319
    3343
    3366
    3482
    3502
    3502
  • Geochemical information

    Geochemical information
    Document name
    Document format
    Document size [MB]
    pdf
    5.61
  • Logs

    Logs
    Log type
    Log top depth [m]
    Log bottom depth [m]
    GWV GR ZO-VSP
    190
    3278
    MWD LWD - DIR INCL
    114
    253
    MWD LWD - GR EWR DIR INCL
    253
    1306
    MWD LWD - GR EWR PWD DI ADN SON
    3121
    3289
    MWD LWD - PDGR GR EWR PWD ADN SO
    1306
    3121
    RCI SP SV SL
    3160
    3282
  • 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
    244.0
    36
    253.0
    0.00
    LOT
    SURF.COND.
    18 5/8
    812.0
    24
    825.0
    0.00
    LOT
    INTERM.
    13 3/8
    1301.0
    17 1/2
    1330.0
    1.50
    LOT
    INTERM.
    9 5/8
    3281.0
    12 1/4
    3285.0
    1.75
    LOT
    OPEN HOLE
    3595.0
    8 1/2
    3595.0
    1.85
    LOT
  • Drilling mud

    Drilling mud
    Depth MD [m]
    Mud weight [g/cm3]
    Visc. [mPa.s]
    Yield point [Pa]
    Mud type
    Date measured
    825
    1.20
    SW/PHB
    1306
    1.70
    KCL-Polymer
    3595
    1.72
    Carbo OBM