Salt: Nedmag well TR-9 drilling

Salt producing well TR-9 drilling

Start execution: November 10th 2011
End execution: December 19th 2011

Result: A new magnesium brine producing well drilled within the available budget

Depth (AH): 2274m
Depth (TVD): 1630m

Project Summary

Client: Nedmag
Location: Veendam
Wells: TR-9
Start Execution: November 10th 2011
End Execution: December 9th 2011
Target: Drill a new well for the production of magnesium brine
Result: A new magnesium brine producing well drilled within the available budget
Depths (AH): 2274m
Depths (TVD): 1630m
Role of WEP: Well Engineering Partners provided Drilling programs, Material & Service procurement, Contracting support, Drilling management, Drilling supervision and Detailed design
Challenges: n/a

Project Description

Well Engineering Partners provided various services for magnesium brine producing wells owned by Nedmag. To increase the production, Nedmag decided to drill a new well TR-09. Project planning, tendering engineering, coordination, management, and supervision was carried out by WEP, whereas other companies provided the materials and services.

In November and December of 2011, the well was drilled by the drilling contractor KCA Deutag, using their T45 rig. The spud date was the 10th of November and the rig was released on the 19th of December.

The well situated in Veendam NL was successfully drilled to target TD within the available budget. The target depth of the S-shaped well is located at 2274mah and 1630m TVD. The well has a Kickoff point at 120m TVD and an inclination of more than 60 degrees. The directional drilling was done by a rotary steerable BHA. The final 80 meters has been drilled with a coring BHA. Coring went successfully with 96% recovery rate.