From data to information

EBN shares its knowledge of the Dutch subsurface, facilities and economics with interested stakeholders. Through its unique position as a participant in 200+ exploration and production licenses, we have access to a vast amount of data.

EBN uses the available data for special analysis, as for example the Geo-Drilling Events (GDE) database and the Hydrocarbon (HC) Show database. These databases are made freely available via a Spotfire-based webportal. More details and information on how to request access to the databases can be found below.

Geo Drilling Events database

The Geo-Drilling Events (GDE) databases is freely accessible for operators active in the Dutch subsurface. It contains drilling event information from existing wells and provides a better understanding of GDEs and hazards in the Dutch subsurface. GDEs are those events for which a significant geological component contributed to the cause of the incident.

The information in the database can help to:

  • Improve well safety and the reduction of non-productive time and well costs
  • Provide a better understanding of geological drilling hazards in the Dutch subsurface
  • Learn from past geological incidents by analyzing public data

Around 1100 GDEs in approximately 930 on- and offshore wells have been analyzed and QC’ed. More will be added over time.

If you are an operator (E&P or geothermal) active in the Netherlands, you can request access to the database via the link or by sending an email to: gde@ebn.nl.

Hydrocarbonshow

The Hydrocarbon (HC) Show database provides a systematic overview of hydrocarbon shows encountered during the drilling and testing phase in the Dutch subsurface. It comprises integrated HC show information retrieved from mudlog data, well tests and core analysis. This information is compiled per stratigraphic interval in key wells drilled in the Dutch subsurface. The analysis uses a detailed classification scheme to describe all types of oil and gas shows and includes estimates for the confidence level of the interpretation.

The information in the database can be used to assist in exploration or in well planning, both for the E&P, as well as the geothermal industry. The database currently contains ~2200 wells of which approximately 700 on- and offshore wells have been analyzed in a detailed manner.

If you are an operator (E&P or geothermal) with an invested interest in the Dutch subsurface, you can request access to the database via the link or by sending an email to: hcshow@ebn.nl.