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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.
    17/12-4
    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 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.
    17/12-4
    Seismic location
    Position of spud location on seismic survey lines. SP: shotpoint.
    Bream 3D:inline 1504 & crossline 3822
    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.
    BG 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.
    1252-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.
    24
    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,
    17.06.2009
    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.
    10.07.2009
    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.
    10.07.2011
    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.
    10.07.2011
    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
    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.
    MIDDLE JURASSIC
    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.
    BRYNE FM
    Kelly bushing elevation [m]
    Elevation of the rotary kelly bushing (RKB) above mean sea level.
    18.0
    Water depth [m]
    Depth in metres betweem mean sea level and sea floor.
    110.0
    Total depth (MD) [m RKB]
    Total measured length of wellbore from kelly bushing to total depth (driller's depth).
    2470.0
    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).
    2470.0
    Maximum inclination [°]
    Maximum deviation, in degrees, from a vertical well path.Shown only for released wells.
    0.75
    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.
    SKAGERRAK FM
    Geodetic datum
    Reference system for coordinates. Example of legal values: ED50.
    ED50
    NS degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, north-south degrees.
    58° 10' 37.58'' N
    EW degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, east-west degrees.
    3° 55' 11.05'' E
    NS UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, north-south.
    6448944.03
    EW UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, east-west.
    554097.84
    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.
    6137
  • Wellbore history

    General
    Well 17/12-4 was drilled on a crestal location on the 17/12-1 R Bream Discovery in the north-western part of the Egersund Basin in the North Sea. The Bream discovery well, 17/12-1R was drilled in 1972 by Phillips Petroleum. Two more wells (17/12-2 (Brisling oil discovery) and 17/12-3 (dry)) have previously been drilled by Phillips Petroleum on the 17/12 block during the 1970's and early 1980's. Oil was also found in the nearby 18/10-1 well. The primary objectives of all these wells were the Middle Jurassic fluvio-deltaic Bryne Formation sandstones.
    The purpose of the 17/12-4 well was to investigate the hydrocarbon potential in reservoirs up dip of the discovery well, in order to make decisions regarding a future development of the Bream Discovery. Planned TD of the well was into the Bryne Formation, at approximately 2440 m TVD MSL.
    Operations and results
    Well 17/12-4 was spudded with the semi-submersible installation West Alpha on 17 June 2009 and drilled to TD at 2470 m in the Triassic Skagerrak Formation. Drilling proceeded without significant technical problems. The well was drilled with spud mud down to 1212 m and with Versatec DW oil based mud from 1212 m to TD.
    The Vestland Group, Sandnes Formation came in at 2276.5 m, 5.5 m deep to prognosis, while top Bryne Formation was picked at the first coal at 2297.8 m, 10.8 m deep to prognosis. The Sandnes Formation contained some good quality sands with average porosity of approximately 23%, but was water-bearing with only few and weak shows. The Bryne Formation contained several sands of good quality, and was oil-bearing down to a common OWC at 2334.5 m (2316.5 m TVD MSL). Below the main OWC there were further oil bearing sands with possibly three OWC's, but these sands were too thin to provide conclusive pressure data. No shows or other hydrocarbon indications were recorded above or below the Vestland Group.
    Pressure data was obtained through Sandnes water bearing sands, and Bryne hydrocarbon and water bearing sands. Two cores were cut, beginning from just above the Sandnes Formation and continuing through to below the Bryne OWC. MDT water and oil samples were taken from main water and hydrocarbon bearing sands in the Sandnes Formation at 2284.81m (water), and in the Bryne Formation at 2308.24 m (oil), 2312.99 m (oil), 2331.00 m (oil), 2331.02 m (oil), 2358.00 m (water), and at 2379.01 m (oil).
    The 17/12-4 well bore was plugged back to 13 3/8 casing shoe for sidetracking on 10 July 2009. After sidetracking the well was permanently abandoned on 27 August 2009 as an oil appraisal well
    Testing
    No drill stem test was performed.
  • 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]
    1220.00
    2470.00
  • 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
    2268.0
    2295.6
    [m ]
    2
    2295.6
    2349.3
    [m ]
    Cores at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate
    Total core sample length [m]
    81.3
    Cores at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate
    Cores available for sampling?
    YES
  • Lithostratigraphy

  • Logs

    Logs
    Log type
    Log top depth [m]
    Log bottom depth [m]
    AIT TLD APS ECS HNGS
    1202
    2462
    LWD - GR RES
    201
    1212
    LWD - GR RES
    1212
    2470
    MDT
    2284
    2396
    MDT
    2308
    2380
    OBMI DSI
    1202
    2460
    VSI
    279
    2455
    XPT CMR
    2237
    2463
  • 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
    200.0
    36
    200.0
    0.00
    LOT
    SURF.COND.
    13 3/8
    1202.0
    17 1/2
    1222.0
    0.00
    LOT
    OPEN HOLE
    2470.0
    8 1/2
    2470.0
    0.00
    LOT
  • Drilling mud

    Drilling mud
    Depth MD [m]
    Mud weight [g/cm3]
    Visc. [mPa.s]
    Yield point [Pa]
    Mud type
    Date measured
    1190
    1.25
    26.0
    Versatec DW OBM
    2470
    1.29
    27.0
    Versatec DW OBM
    2470
    1.27
    25.0
    Versatec DW OBM
    2470
    1.26
    26.0
    Versatec DW OBM
    3253
    1.40
    34.0
    Versamud