Production and injection data from older wellbores is now available in Diskos.
Historical production data is particularly valuable when new wells are drilled near an existing well. Such data also holds great value when interpreting the properties of development wells that are still producing, and when a new company considers buying into or taking over a field or area.
Starting from the mid-1980s and up to 2000, well production and injection was reported to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) in PPRS, which is the original format for reporting this data.
Production data reported to the authorities in this format has been converted to the current MPRML format, and is now available in the Diskos production module.
This includes data all the way back to when production started on the Norwegian shelf from 1971.
The result of this effort is that the NPD can now make data available that has previously only been available internally, in a format that is not particularly user-friendly. Among other things, the process has involved verification and correction of wellbore names, handling duplicate data and finally, conversion to the current xml-based format and uploading to Diskos. The actual production and injection volumes are listed as reported by the operators.
A total of more than 120 000 lines of data have been validated and loaded into the database, where each line represents data for a specific wellbore in a specific month.
There are vast proven gas resources on the Norwegian shelf which are currently without development plans. Much of this gas is located in tight reservoirs – which makes it difficult to produce.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has conducted a mapping of gas resources that, for various reasons, have yet to be developed. Several of these discoveries could be produced in a manner that is profitable from a socio-economic perspective.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Harbour Energy Norge AS drilling permit for well 15/9-25 in production licence 1138, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is changing its name to the Norwegian Offshore Directorate as of 1 January 2024. The new name reflects the additional responsibilities assigned to the directorate in recent years.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy ASA drilling permit for well 35/11-28 S in production licence 248 C, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Neptune Energy Norge AS drilling permit for well 35/6-4 A in production licence 929, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.