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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.
    15/9-17
    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
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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.
    15/9-17
    Seismic location
    Position of spud location on seismic survey lines. SP: shotpoint.
    610 - 168 SP 93
    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.
    356-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.
    112
    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,
    09.12.1982
    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.
    30.03.1983
    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.
    30.03.1985
    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.
    10.04.2015
    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.
    GAS/CONDENSATE
    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
    3rd level with HC, age
    Age of lithostratigraphic unit, 3rd level, where hydrocarbons were encountered. Examples of legal values: CRETACEOUS, EARLY CRETACEOUS, LATE JURASSIC, EOCENE.
    MIDDLE JURASSIC
    3rd level with HC, formation
    Name of lithostartigraphic unit, 3rd 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.
    VESTLAND GP
    Kelly bushing elevation [m]
    Elevation of the rotary kelly bushing (RKB) above mean sea level.
    22.0
    Water depth [m]
    Depth in metres betweem mean sea level and sea floor.
    85.0
    Total depth (MD) [m RKB]
    Total measured length of wellbore from kelly bushing to total depth (driller's depth).
    3120.0
    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).
    3116.0
    Maximum inclination [°]
    Maximum deviation, in degrees, from a vertical well path.Shown only for released wells.
    1.5
    Bottom hole temperature [°C]
    Estimated temperature at final total depth of the wellbore. Shown only for released wells. See discription.
    108
    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° 26' 44.19'' N
    EW degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, east-west degrees.
    1° 56' 53.58'' E
    NS UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, north-south.
    6478951.28
    EW UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, east-west.
    438602.65
    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.
    60
  • Wellbore history

    General
    Well 15/9-17 was drilled on the Sleipner Terrace in the Viking Graben of the North Sea. The primary objectives were to test possible hydrocarbon accumulations in the Paleocene Heimdal Formation and in Jurassic/Triassic sandstones.
    Operations and results
    Wildcat well 15/9-17 was spudded with the semi-submersible installation West Vanguard and drilled to 3120 m in the Triassic Smith Bank Formation. A 12 1/4" pilot hole was drilled down to 519 m, but no indications of shallow gas was found. Bad weather caused some delay. Bad weather and repeated BOP problems caused some down time. The well was drilled with spud mud down to 500 m, with gypsum/polymer mud from 519 m to 2616 m, with Lignosulphonate/Drispac mud from 2616 m to 2950 m, and with Drispac from 2950 m to TD.
    Both the Heimdal Formation and the Mesozoic sandstones contained gas and were tested.
    The log evaluation indicated top of the hydrocarbon column in the Heimdal Formation at 2377.5 m. The logs indicated the gas/water contact at 2418.5 m, while pressure data gave a gas/water contact a bit shallower, at 2413 m. Weak and spotted shows were recorded on cored sandstones in the Heimdal Formation below the contact down to 2425 m, and from 2442 to 2450 m.
    The top of the hydrocarbon column in the Mesozoic sandstones was at 2715 m (top Vestland Group). The column extended down into the Triassic. No definite gas/water contact was found but could be as deep as 2848 m. Shows were recorded on cored sandstones throughout this reservoir, getting weaker with depth.
    No shows were seen outside of the hydrocarbon bearing sections in the well
    Ten cores were cut. Cores 1 to 5 were cut from 2382 to 2460 m. The recovery was 100% except for core 4, which had only 46% recovery. No core-log depth shift was required for these cores. Cores 6 to 9 were cut from 2714 to 2775.4 m with 100% recovery. The core-log shift was from 1.1 m to 0.45 m. Core 10 was cut from 2810 to 2828.9 m with 100% recovery. The core-log shift was 1.0 m. wire line logs were run in the well. RFT fluid samples were taken at 2308.3 m (mud filtrate), 2729.3 m (gas, condensate and mud filtrate), 2802.7 m (gas, condensate and mud filtrate), and 2844.8 m (gas, condensate and mud filtrate).
    The well was suspended on 30 March 1983 as a gas and condensate discovery.
    Testing
    Three Drill Stem Tests were conducted.
    DST 1 tested the interval 2802 to 2814.5 m. It produced 590000 Sm3 gas and 210 Sm3 condensate /day through a 19.05” choke. The GOR was 2800 Sm3/Sm3. Traces of sand and water were produced. Dräger measurements indicated 0.5 - 1.0% of CO2 and no H2S. The downhole temperature was 100 °C.
    DST 2 tested the interval 2726.5 to 2741.5 m. It produced 570000 Sm3 gas and 205 Sm3 condensate /day through a 19.05” choke. The GOR was 2780 Sm3/Sm3. An average BSW of 0.5% was produced throughout the test. Dräger measurements indicated 0.5% of CO2 and no H2S.The downhole temperature was 97.8 °C.
    DST 3 tested the interval 2381.5 to 2414 m. It produced 525000 Sm3 gas and 280 Sm3 condensate /day through a 19.05” choke. The GOR was 1875 Sm3/Sm3. Between 0.4 - 0.9% BSW was measured during the final flow. No. CO2 and H2S was measured. The downhole temperature was 90 °C.
  • 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]
    170.00
    3119.00
  • 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
    2382.0
    2392.0
    [m ]
    2
    2392.0
    2407.5
    [m ]
    3
    2407.5
    2425.0
    [m ]
    4
    2425.3
    2441.1
    [m ]
    5
    2442.0
    2451.3
    [m ]
    6
    2714.0
    2723.1
    [m ]
    7
    2723.2
    2741.2
    [m ]
    8
    2741.2
    2757.5
    [m ]
    9
    2757.5
    2775.4
    [m ]
    10
    2810.0
    2828.9
    [m ]
    Cores at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate
    Total core sample length [m]
    148.3
    Cores at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate
    Cores available for sampling?
    YES
  • Core photos

    Core photos
    Core photo at depth: 2382-2387m
    Core photo at depth: 2387-2392m
    Core photo at depth: 2392-2399m
    Core photo at depth: 2399-2406m
    Core photo at depth: 2406-2407m
    2382-2387m
    2387-2392m
    2392-2399m
    2399-2406m
    2406-2407m
    Core photo at depth: 2407-2414m
    Core photo at depth: 2414-2421m
    Core photo at depth: 2421-2425m
    Core photo at depth: 2425-2432m
    Core photo at depth: 2432-2439m
    2407-2414m
    2414-2421m
    2421-2425m
    2425-2432m
    2432-2439m
    Core photo at depth: 2439-2441m
    Core photo at depth: 2442-2449m
    Core photo at depth: 2449-2450m
    Core photo at depth: 2714-2721m
    Core photo at depth: 2721-2723m
    2439-2441m
    2442-2449m
    2449-2450m
    2714-2721m
    2721-2723m
    Core photo at depth: 2723-2730m
    Core photo at depth: 2730-2737m
    Core photo at depth: 2737-2741m
    Core photo at depth: 2741-2748m
    Core photo at depth: 2748-2755m
    2723-2730m
    2730-2737m
    2737-2741m
    2741-2748m
    2748-2755m
    Core photo at depth: 2755-2757m
    Core photo at depth: 2757-2764m
    Core photo at depth: 2764-2771m
    Core photo at depth: 2771-2775m
    Core photo at depth: 2810-2817m
    2755-2757m
    2757-2764m
    2764-2771m
    2771-2775m
    2810-2817m
    Core photo at depth: 2817-2824m
    Core photo at depth: 2824-2828m
    Core photo at depth:  
    Core photo at depth:  
    Core photo at depth:  
    2817-2824m
    2824-2828m
  • Palynological slides at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate

    Palynological slides at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate
    Sample depth
    Depth unit
    Sample type
    Laboratory
    2609.0
    [m]
    SWC
    RRI
  • 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
    TEST1
    2803.00
    2813.00
    13.08.1983 - 00:00
    YES
    DST
    TEST2
    2776.00
    2741.00
    18.03.1983 - 00:00
    YES
    DST
    TEST3
    2385.00
    2405.00
    WATER
    24.03.1983 - 02:30
    YES
  • 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
    24.07
  • Drill stem tests (DST)

    Drill stem tests (DST)
    Test number
    From depth MD
    [m]
    To depth MD
    [m]
    Choke size
    [mm]
    1.0
    2802
    2814
    19.0
    2.0
    2726
    2741
    19.0
    3.0
    2381
    2414
    19.0
    Drill stem tests (DST)
    Test number
    Final shut-in pressure
    [MPa]
    Final flow pressure
    [MPa]
    Bottom hole pressure
    [MPa]
    Downhole temperature
    [°C]
    1.0
    2.0
    3.0
    Drill stem tests (DST)
    Test number
    Oil
    [Sm3/day]
    Gas
    [Sm3/day]
    Oil density
    [g/cm3]
    Gas grav. rel.air
    GOR
    [m3/m3]
    1.0
    210
    590000
    2800
    2.0
    205
    570000
    2780
    3.0
    280
    525000
    1875
  • Logs

    Logs
    Log type
    Log top depth [m]
    Log bottom depth [m]
    CST GR
    2190
    3109
    DLL MSFL GR
    2330
    2910
    HDT
    1121
    3120
    ISF BHC GR MSFL
    168
    3118
    LDT CNL GR
    500
    3119
    NGS
    1121
    3108
    RFT
    2379
    2477
    VELOCITY
    210
    3110
  • 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
    169.0
    36
    169.0
    0.00
    LOT
    SURF.COND.
    20
    500.0
    26
    519.0
    1.41
    LOT
    INTERM.
    13 3/8
    1120.0
    17 1/2
    1130.0
    1.83
    LOT
    INTERM.
    9 5/8
    2601.0
    12 1/4
    2616.0
    1.75
    LOT
    LINER
    7
    2948.0
    8 1/2
    2950.0
    1.80
    LOT
    OPEN HOLE
    3120.0
    6
    3120.0
    0.00
    LOT
  • Drilling mud

    Drilling mud
    Depth MD [m]
    Mud weight [g/cm3]
    Visc. [mPa.s]
    Yield point [Pa]
    Mud type
    Date measured
    210
    1.05
    waterbased
    725
    1.11
    waterbased
    1535
    1.13
    waterbased
    2250
    1.20
    waterbased
    2665
    1.35
    waterbased
    3010
    1.25
    waterbased
    3120
    1.25
    waterbased
  • 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