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TitleOverview of engineering and operations activities conducted as part of the JOGMEC/NRCan/Aurora Mallik 2007-2008 Gas Hydrate Production Research Well Program, Part A: 2007 field program
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AuthorAshford, D I; Mizuta, T; Dallimore, S RORCID logo; Yamamoto, K; Nixon, F M; Imasato, Y; Wright, J F; Taylor, A E; Applejohn, A
SourceScientific results from the JOGMEC/NRCan/Aurora Mallik 2007-2008 gas hydrate production research well program, Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada; by Dallimore, S RORCID logo (ed.); Yamamoto, K (ed.); Wright, J F (ed.); Bellefleur, GORCID logo (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 601, 2012 p. 35-51, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Scientific results from the JOGMEC/NRCan/Aurora Mallik 2007-2008 gas hydrate production research well program, Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
AreaMackenzie Delta
Lat/Long WENS-134.5000 -134.0000 69.5000 69.2500
Subjectsfossil fuels; engineering geology; geophysics; hydrocarbons; gas; hydrocarbon gases; hydrate; methane; methane hydrate; petroleum resources; geophysical surveys; gamma ray logging; gamma-ray surveys; seismic surveys; porosity; permeability; geothermics; modelling; production tests; drilling techniques; pressure-temperature conditions; logging techniques; Tertiary; Cenozoic
Illustrationslocation maps; plots; tables; photographs; profiles; schematic diagrams
ProgramGas Hydrates
Released2012 12 14 (13:00)
AbstractThe Aurora/JOGMEC/NRCan Mallik 2L-38 and 3L-38 wells were re-entered and re-equipped for the purpose of conducting gas hydrate testing through depressurization. The Mallik 2L-38 well had originally been drilled and abandoned in a gas hydrate research project in 1998, and Mallik 3L-38 had been drilled and abandoned in a 2002 gas hydrate production research project. Gas hydrate deposits are encountered at depths of 900 to 1100 m, beneath 600 m of permafrost, at the Mallik site in the Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada. The operational activities included ice-road and site construction; mobilization of camp facilities; drilling-rig and service-rig mobilization and rig-up; well re-entry, drilling, completion, testing, and suspension; and demobilization. These operations were conducted over a 111-day period from December 27, 2006 to April 16, 2007. The original plan included the drilling of a monitoring well (Mallik 6L-38) during the same season, but this was deleted from the scope of work due to time constraints.
A unique down-hole gas-water separation scheme, used for production testing of the Mallik 2L-38 well, allowed for a short-duration gas hydrate production test by depressurization.
Aurora College was the designated operator for the project, with Inuvialuit Oilfield Services Ltd. (IOFS) acting as their project management consultant. Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) were the funding partners in the project, jointly managing the research and providing operational oversight for the project.

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