Alaska Department of Administration

Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

AOGCC Pool Statistics

Badami, Badami Oil Pool


Operator
SAVANT ALASKA LLC
Discovery Well
CONOCO INC
BADAMI 1
Permit No.189-117
API No. 50-029-22017-00-00
Sec. 9, T9, R20E, UM
Depth: 13595' MD / 12911' TVD
April 27, 1990
Map of Badami, Badami Oil Pool

Summary

The Badami Oil Pool was discovered in 1990, and developed through a drilling program lasting from 1997 to 1998.1 The pool has now been penetrated by 19 well bores, most of which are clustered near the center of the Badami Unit. There are eight additional wells that lie inside of, or within four miles of, the unit boundaries. The Badami Oil Pool is defined in Conservation Order No. 402C, issued September 4, 2012.

Regular production from the pool began on August 23, 1998,2 and peaked at average rate of 7,450 barrels of oil per day (BOPD) during September 1998.3 However, production rapidly declined to 3,300 BOPD by January 1999, and the field was shut in from February 44 through April 30, 1999. After facilities were upgraded and remediated, production was restarted on May 1, 1999,5 and jumped to an average of nearly 5,300 BOPD during July of 1999. However, by year-end 1999, it declined to an average of less than 3,000 BOPD, and by July 2003 field production averaged less than 1,300 BOPD from six wells.6 In August 2003, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska approved BP’s request to temporarily shut down the Badami oil pipeline and gas products pipeline for approximately two years.7 BP shut-in production and placed the facilities in “warm shutdown” that same month.8

Regular production from the Badami Pool resumed in September 2005. In October of that year, the pool averaged 1,785 BOPD from five producing wells, but by December average oil production declined to 1,437 BOPD from six producing wells. By July 2007, average oil production declined to 876 BOPD from four producing wells. BP shut the field in to recharge during late August 2007.9,10 BP joined with Savant Alaska LLC, a subsidiary of Savant Resources LLC, in April 2008 to conduct engineering, permitting and inspection operations with the intent of restarting Badami.11 Late in 2008, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation joined with BP and Savant to revitalize production from the pool by drilling horizontal wells and hydraulically fracturing them.12 The pool was returned to regular production in November 2010, and for the first six months of 2011 the pool averaged 1,020 BOPD with no water cut. Since that time, the number of producing wells has increased from four to seven and, for the last quarter of 2015, pool production averaged 855 BOPD.13

According to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Case File Number ADL 367011, Tennessee-based Miller Energy Resources Inc. acquired 100% interest in Savant Alaska LLC effective December 1, 2014.14 Since early 2016, Miller Energy is conducting business in Alaska as Glacier Oil & Gas Corp. 15

Production

Geology

The Badami reservoir comprises several separate turbidite sandstone reservoirs assigned to the Tertiary-aged Canning Formation. These sandstone reservoirs were deposited largely as amalgamated channel sands16 within mud-dominated submarine fan systems.17 Published descriptions suggest the reservoirs are complex, comprising 61 identified fans laid down during seven depositional events. Reservoir quality sands are thin and discontinuous reservoir quality sands.18,19 No single well has encountered all of the identified fan systems; the Badami No. 1 exploratory well reportedly penetrated the most complete section.20 The Badami Oil Pool is defined as the accumulation of hydrocarbons common to and correlating with the interval between the measured depths of 9,500 feet and 11,500 feet in the Badami No. 1 well.21 The reservoir sandstones are very fine-to-fine grained and moderately sorted.22 Porosity ranges from 15 to 21 percent, permeability ranges from 1 to 400 md,23 and oil gravity reportedly ranges from 19 to 30 degrees API24,25.


Last Revised
3 Feb 2016 SFD

1Bredar, W., 1997, Testimony before the AOGCC in support of the Application of BP to Define the Badami Oil Pool and Establish Well Spacing for Development, July 16, 1997, Conservation Order 402 File, p. 9
2Repp, S.A., 1999, Badami Development, 1999, SPE Paper 54604, SPE Western Regional Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, 26-28 May 1999
3Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2004, Production Database
4Nelson, K., 1999, BP Suspends Badami Production, Petroleum News, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 28, 1999
5Nelson, K., 1999, Aggressive Work Aimed at Making Badami Productive, Petroleum News, Vol. 4, No. 6
6Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2004, Production Database
7Petroleum News, 2003, Badami Pipeline Shutdown Approved, Petroleum News, Vol. 8, No. 32, August 10, 2003
8Cashman, K., 2003, BP to Mothball Badami, Petroleum News, Vol. 8, No. 25, June 22, 2003
9Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2009, Production Database
10Nelson, K., 2007, BP to Shutdown Badami for Recharge, Petroleum News, Vol. 12, No. 34, August 26, 2007
11Lidji, E. and Cashman, K., 2008, BP and Savant Looking at Badami Restart, Petroleum News, V. 13, No. 28, July 13, 2008
12Lidji, E., 2008, The Explorers 2008: Savant and ASRC Taking on Badami; Petroleum News, V. 13, No. 47, November 23, 2008, Lidji, E., 2008, The Explorers 2008: Savant and ASRC Taking on Badami; Petroleum News, V. 13, No. 47, November 23, 2008
13Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2015, Production Database
14Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Case, Land, and Water Information web application, Case File ADL 367011, accessed January 28, 2016
15Lidji, E., Savant Evaluates Badami, Petroleum News, V. 21, No. 22, May 29, 2016
16Nelson, K., 1999, BP’s Badami Production at Half Expected Rate, Petroleum News, Vol. 3, No. 10, October 28, 1998
17Bredar, W., 1997, cited above, p. 8 - 9
18Nelson, K., 1999, Aggressive Work Aimed at Making Badami Productive, Petroleum News, Vol. 4, No. 6
19Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 1997, Conservation Order No. 402, Badami Oil Field, Badami Oil Pool
20Bredar, W., 1997, cited above, p. 31
21Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 1997, Conservation Order No. 402, cited above
22EXLOG, 1990, Mud Log Sample Descriptions, Badami No. 1 Well; Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Well File No. 189-117
23BP, 2003, Reservoir Properties supplied by Operator for Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission 2003 Annual Report
24Nelson, K., 1999, BP’s Badami Production at Half Expected Rate, Petroleum News, Vol. 3, No. 10, October 28, 1998
25BP, 2003, Reservoir Properties supplied by Operator for Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission 2003 Annual Report