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NLIS 5
February 10, 2004
(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 as of: February 9, 2004
(Also available at: http://www.cnopb.nfnet.com/)

GeoScientific Programs

Program Number
Operator/Survey (Location)

Vessel/
Contractor

Start
Date

Kms Completed
(Total Planned)

Comments

No surveys currently active
Hibernia Drilling Program

Well / Location
(Unique well identifier)

Installation

Spud
Date

Current
Depth (Projected Total Depth)

Current Status

HMDC Hibernia B16 37
46 45' 01.083" N.
48 46' 53.653" W
Licence: PL 1001
(337B164650048450)
Hibernia Platform 
M71 (East Rig)
September 2,
2002
5,484 M
(5,484 M)
Completing well.
HMDC Hibernia B-16 38
46 45' 01.370" N.
48 46' 53.571" W
Licence: PL 1001
(338B164650048450)
Hibernia Platform
M71 (East Rig)
August 22,
2002
508 M
(- M)
Suspended.
HMDC Hibernia B-16 43
46 45' 02.197" N
48 46' 54.446" W
Licence: PL 1001
(343B164650048450)
Hibernia Platform
M72 (West Rig)
November 19, 
2003
4,915 M
(4,915 M)
Preparing for completion operations.

 

Terra Nova Drilling Program
Well / Location
(Unique well identifier)
Installation Spud
Date
Current
Depth (Projected Total Depth)
Current
Status
Petro Canada et al Terra Nova
L-98 10
46 27' 42.03" N
48 29' 50.29 W
Licence: Pl 1002
(310L984630048150)
Henry Goodrich

December 21, 2003

 3,794 M
(3,794 M)

Final stages of completing well. Preparing to move rig to F-100 1 for re-entry.

 

White Rose Drilling Program
Well / Location
(Unique well identifier)
Installation Spud
Date
Current
Depth (Projected Total Depth)
Current
Status

Husky Oil et al White Rose
B-07 1
46 46' 14.31" N .
48 00' 38.42" W
Licence: SDL 1022
(300B074650048000)

Glomar Grand Banks

October 18, 2003 3,658 M

Suspended at final total depth - to be re-entered for completion at a later date.

Husky Oil et al White Rose
B-07 2
46 46' 14.04" N .
48 00' 36.40" W
Licence: SDL 1022
(302B074650048000)

Glomar Grand Banks

October 4, 2003 3,492 M Running 244x298 casing string. 

Husky Oil et al White Rose
B-07 3
46 46' 13.14" N .
48 00' 36.92" W
Licence: SDL 1022
(303B074650048000)

Glomar Grand Banks

October 9, 2003 970 M 508mm hole drilled, 406 mm surface casing set and cemented. 

Husky Oil et al White Rose
B-07 4
46 46' 13.41" N .
48 00' 38.35" W
Licence: SDL 1022
(304B074650048000)

Glomar Grand Banks

October 14, 2003 3,998M

Suspended at final total depth - to be re-entered for completion at a later date.

Husky Oil et al White Rose
B-07 5
46 46' 14.11" N .
48 00' 36.66" W
Licence: SDL 1022
(305B074650048000)

Glomar Grand Banks

October 6, 2003 1,025 M 508 mm hole drilled, 406mm surface casing set and cemented.

Husky Oil et al White Rose
B-07 6
46 46' 13.56" N .
48 00' 38.87" W
Licence: SDL 1022
(306B074650048000)

Glomar Grand Banks

October 14, 2003 1,427 M

406mm hole drilled, 340mm surface casing set and cemented

Husky Oil et al White Rose
B-07 7
46 46' 13.49" N .
48 00' 38.61" W
Licence: SDL 1022
(307B074650048000)

Glomar Grand Banks

October 12, 2003 231 M 914mm hole drilled, 762 mm conductor casing set and cemented.

Husky Oil et al White Rose
B-07 8
46 46' 14.24" N .
48 00' 38.16" W
Licence: SDL 1022
(308B074650048000)

Glomar Grand Banks

October 2, 2003 231 M 914mm hole drilled, 762 mm conductor casing set and cemented. 
Note: The Glomar Grand Banks was mobilized to the White Rose Southern Glory Hole on September 19, 2003 to commence development drilling on the White Rose field. The first White Rose development well was spudded on October 2, 2003. For operational efficiency, the initial White Rose development wells (B-07 1 to B07 8) will be drilled in a "batch drilling mode" whereby the conductor casing and the surface casing are set in each well in a batch mode. This is a common industry practice for subsea developments - a similar process was used for Terra Nova. Following the batch drilling program, each well will be drilled to final total depth.

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 activities 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 a fish.

Injecting: Injecting water or gas into the reservoir for the purpose of maintaining reservoir 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).

Seismic kilometers completed: The total number of kilometers of data recorded in a  geophysical program.

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).

2004 02 10                                         2:50 p.m.                             


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