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August 17, 1999
(Mines and Energy)


The following is being distributed at the request of the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board:

Weekly Public Status Report
Oil and Gas Activities Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador
Issued: August 16, 1999
(Also available at: http://www.cnopb.nfnet.com)

Terra Nova Site Preparation
Vessel / Location Start Date Current Status
Queen of the Netherlands
46 27.7'  N; Lat.
48 29.8' W; Long.
May 11, 1999


Dredging glory holes. 



Hibernia Drilling Program
Well / Location Installation Spud
Date
Current
Depth (Projected Total Depth)
Current
Operation
HMDC Hibernia B-16 14
46 45'01.3"N; Lat.
48 46'53.4"W: Long.
Licence: PL 1001
Hibernia Platform
M71 (East Rig)

February 15, 1999 7,890 M
(7,890 M)

Fishing
HMDC Hibernia B-16 16
46 45'02.2"N; Lat.
48 46'58.3"W: Long.
Licence: PL 1001
Hibernia Platform
M72 (West Rig)
July 26, 1999 2,478 M
(4,820 M)
Drilling 311 mm hole
HMDC Hibernia B-16 17
46 45'02.2"N; Lat.
48 46'58.34"W: Long.
Licence: PL 1001
Hibernia Platform
M71 (East Rig)

July 16, 1999 508 M
(4,130 M)

Suspended


Terra Nova Drilling Program
Well / Location Installation Spud
Date
Current
Depth (Projected Total Depth)
Current
Operation
Petro Canada et al Terra Nova G-90 2
46 29'22" N; Lat.
48 27'38" W; Long.
Licence:  SDL 1032
Glomar Grand Banks

July 19, 1999

1,418 M
(5,008 M)

Surface casing set and cemented.
Petro Canada et al Terra Nova G-90 3
46 29'22" N; Lat.
48 27'38" W; Long.
Licence:  SDL 1032
Glomar Grand Banks July 21, 1999 1,420 M
(5,216 M)
Surface casing set and cemented.
Petro Canada et al Terra Nova G-90 1
46 29'21" N; Lat.
48 27'37" W; Long.
Licence:  SDL 1032
Glomar Grand Banks July 23, 1999 1,415 M
(3,795 M)
Surface casing set and cemented.
Petro Canada et al Terra Nova L-98 1
46 27'42" N; Lat.
48 29'51" W; Long.
Licence:  SDL 196
Glomar Grand Banks August 14, 1999 191 M
(4,321 M)
Conductor casing set and cemented
Petro Canada et al Terra Nova L-98 2
46 27'42" N; Lat.
48 29'51" W; Long.
Licence:  SDL 196
Glomar Grand Banks August 14, 1999 191 M
(4,955 M)
Preparing to run and cement conductor casing
Petro Canada et al Terra Nova L-98 3
46 27'42" N; Lat.
48 29'50" W; Long.
Licence:  SDL 196
Glomar Grand Banks August 11, 1999 191 M
(3,775 M)
Conductor casing set and cemented


Exploration Wells
Well / Location Installation Spud
Date
Current
Depth (Projected Total Depth)
Current
Operation
Husky et al White Rose N-30
46 49'49.5" N;Lat.
48 03'45.5" W;Long.
Licence: SDL 1028
Bill Shoemaker

August 13, 1999

917 M
(3,216 M)

Installing BOP


Geophysical
Program No.
Operator/Survey
(Location)

 

Vessel Start Date Km's completed
(Total km's
planned)
Comments
8921-G006-001P
Geoterrex-Dighem
(South Newfoundland)
Cessna C-GGTA
Cessna C-GMEL
July 18, 1999 29,371
(121,693)
12,476 km acquired this week. 
8924-G026-003P
Geco-Prakla
(Northern Grand Banks)
M.V. Geco Searcher June 15, 1999 3,486
(7,500)
718  km acquired this week 
8924-G026-004P
Geco-Prakla
(South Newfoundland)
M.V. Geco Sigma July 8, 1999 1,372
(3,318)
262 km acquired this week
8924-P028-008E
Petro-Canada
(Northern Grand Banks)
Bin Hai 512 August 8, 1999 530
(900)
504 km acquired this week
8924-W013-001P
Western Geophysical
(Grand Banks)
Bin Hai 512 June 22, 1999 3, 869
(12,000)
0 km acquired this week.  Survey suspended Aug. 7

Contact: Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board, (709) 778-1400

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Glossary of Petroleum Terminology

BOP/BOP Stack: Blowout preventers/blowout preventer stack - an assembly of heavy-duty valves attached to the wellhead to control well pressure and prevent a blowout.

Casing: Steel pipe set in a well to prevent the hole from sloughing or caving and to enable formations to be isolated (there may be several strings of casing in a well, one inside the other).

Cementing: Pumping a liquid slurry of cement, water and other additives behind a string of casing to isolate formations.

Completion/Completed: The activity necessary to prepare a well for the production of oil or gas or the injection of water or gas into the reservoir.

Fish: An object lost (or stuck) in the wellbore obstructing operations.

Fishing: Operations to recover fish.

Injecting: Injecting water or gas into the resevoir for the purpose of maintaining resevoir pressure, maximizing oil recovery and conserving resources.

Liner: A length of casing suspended from the base of a previously installed casing string (a liner does not extend back to the surface of the well).

Logging: Acquisition of downhole data using tools run in the well, usually on wireline.

Perforate/Perforating: Piercing the casing and cement using shaped explosive charges to provide a  flow path for formation fluids

Producing/Production: Flowing oil and/or gas from a well to the production systems.

Production tree: An arrangement of heavy duty valves and fittings installed on the wellhead to control flow from the well and/or to facilitate injection operations.

Reaming: An operation to restore a wellbore to its original diameter (occasionally, a wellbore will cave in).

Shut-in: A well in which the valves in the production tree have been closed to cease production or injection operation on a well.

Sidetracking: The operation of deviating a well around a fish.

Spud: The initial penetration of the ground or seafloor - the start of the drilling operation.

Suspension/Suspend: The temporary cessation of drilling or production operations in a well.

Well workover:  A program of work performed on an existing well.

Wellbore: The hole drilled by the drill bit.

Wellhead: Steel equipment installed at the surface of the well containing an assembly of heavy duty hangars and seals (the wellhead is used to support the weight of casing strings hung from it and to contain well pressure).

1999 08 17 4:35 p.m.

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