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3/7-9 S

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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.
    3/7-9 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.
    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
    Well name
    Official name of the parent well for the wellbore based on Norwegian Offshore Directorate guidelines for designation of wells and wellbores.
    3/7-9
    Seismic location
    Position of spud location on seismic survey lines. SP: shotpoint.
    MUS-I12-210 TRACE 327 MUS-I12-418 TRACE 362
    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.
    1440-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.
    46
    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,
    14.03.2013
    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.
    28.04.2013
    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.
    05.01.2015
    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.
    05.01.2015
    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.
    DRY
    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
    Kelly bushing elevation [m]
    Elevation of the rotary kelly bushing (RKB) above mean sea level.
    46.4
    Water depth [m]
    Depth in metres betweem mean sea level and sea floor.
    64.0
    Total depth (MD) [m RKB]
    Total measured length of wellbore from kelly bushing to total depth (driller's depth).
    3717.0
    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).
    3678.0
    Maximum inclination [°]
    Maximum deviation, in degrees, from a vertical well path.Shown only for released wells.
    16.3
    Bottom hole temperature [°C]
    Estimated temperature at final total depth of the wellbore. Shown only for released wells. See discription.
    129
    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.
    56° 26' 20.84'' N
    EW degrees
    Geographic coordinate of the wellhead, east-west degrees.
    4° 10' 10.75'' E
    NS UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, north-south.
    6255706.91
    EW UTM [m]
    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate of the wellhead, east-west.
    572120.99
    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.
    7137
  • Wellbore history

    General
    Well 3/7-9 S was drilled on the Musling prospect in the Søgne Basin ca 5 km north-west of the Trym Field in the North Sea. The primary objective of the Musling exploration well was to evaluate if the target sandstone reservoirs of the Sandnes and Bryne formations contain economically recoverable hydrocarbons.
    Operations and results
    Wildcat well 3/7-9 S was spudded with the jack-up installation Mærsk Giant on 14 March 2013 and drilled to TD at 3717 m (3678 m TVD) in Triassic sediments belonging  to the Smith Bank Formation. Boulders were encountered in the top hole at various depths causing stuck string several times. A 12 1/4” shallow gas pilot hole was drilled from 184 m to 1117 m. While drilling the pilot hole unfavourable wind direction caused 8 days WOW. Otherwise, no significant problem was encountered in the operations. The well was drilled with seawater and sweeps down to 190 m, with water based bentonite/polymer mud from 190 m to 1117 m, and with Versatec oil based mud from 1117 m to TD.
    The 3/7-9 S well penetrated the target Sandnes Sandstone at a depth of 3524.1 m (3485.5 m TVD). The reservoir had expected average quality and thickness, but it was water wet. Sandnes and Bryne Formations showed a total net reservoir of 65 m on a gross of 155 m TVD (NTG 42%) and an average porosity of 16%. At the top of the interval, Upper Sandnes Formation has the best reservoir quality, with an average porosity of 18% and a NTG of 85%. These values are quite high if compared with nearby wells like 3/7-4 and 3/7-1 AH. Lower Sandnes and Upper Bryne Formations are in line with the averages of the area, with porosity of 16% and NTG of 75% and 65% respectively. Deeper in the well the Lower Bryne formation contains very little reservoir, with an average porosity of 11% and a NTG of only 8%, as it has been similarly observed in nearby wells. Throughout the well no oil shows was observed and only background gas readings were recorded.
    No core was cut because the reservoir was found water wet. RCX water samples were taken at 3588 m.
    The well was permanently abandoned on 28 April as a dry 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]
    200.00
    3717.00
  • Palynological slides at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate

    Palynological slides at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate
    Sample depth
    Depth unit
    Sample type
    Laboratory
    3509.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
    3515.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
    3520.0
    [m]
    SWC
    FUGRO
    3540.5
    [m]
    SWC
    FUGRO
    3542.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
    3551.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
    3560.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
    3569.0
    [m]
    SWC
    FUGRO
    3581.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
    3596.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
    3611.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
    3611.0
    [m]
    SWC
    FUGRO
    3635.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
    3643.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
    3674.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
    3680.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
    3695.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
    3709.0
    [m]
    DC
    FUGRO
  • Lithostratigraphy

  • Logs

    Logs
    Log type
    Log top depth [m]
    Log bottom depth [m]
    HDIL XMAC ORIT ZDL CN DSL
    2718
    3314
    MAXCOR
    3520
    3680
    MWD - DI
    110
    190
    MWD - GR RES PWD DI SON
    190
    1117
    NBGR ABRES RES GR
    3317
    3717
    NBGR GR RES PWD DI SON
    1117
    3317
    PWD DI
    190
    1117
    RCX
    3526
    3661
    VSP
    923
    3642
  • 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
    185.0
    36
    185.0
    0.00
    SURF.COND.
    13 3/8
    1112.0
    17 1/2
    1113.0
    0.00
    INTERM.
    9 5/8
    3313.0
    12 1/4
    3115.0
    0.00
    OPEN HOLE
    3717.0
    8 1/2
    3717.0
    0.00
  • Drilling mud

    Drilling mud
    Depth MD [m]
    Mud weight [g/cm3]
    Visc. [mPa.s]
    Yield point [Pa]
    Mud type
    Date measured
    191
    1.20
    Water
    340
    1.05
    Water
    1117
    1.54
    Synthetic
    1117
    1.21
    Water
    2900
    1.64
    Synthetic
    3547
    1.55
    Synthetic
    3717
    1.55
    Synthetic