Search - Analyze - Update - Share
As a well planner, your task is always to search-analyze-update-share. Iterations are triggered when new data arrives or there are changes in goals or requirements. You go through the data and make your analyzes, before you update or create a new well design, and then share your results.
Well planning is a merry-go-round of looking for poorly structured data, then practicing your black belt in spreadsheet-slash-powerpointing to share and store more poorly structured data. That is, if you have time to search for the previous poorly structured data.
The iterations happen in the summary phase, in the execution phase, in the detailed planning phase, in the concept selection phase, or in the feasibility phase. There are iterations on one well, on a portfolio of wells, as a part of a structured improvement strategy, or as a day to day task. As a part of implementing new technology, as a review of performance, as a well review, as an offset review, and as this list goes on, there are iterations in well planning.
The problem can be exaggerated in a cartoon style like this:
The workflow for engineers is a continuous loop of creating and searching for data in iterations. The data they are creating is made for reporting and short-term decision support, but when the next iteration occurs, they have to start from scratch as the process does not allow for efficient iterations.
What engineers and managers are looking for is a functional process, where they can add value to their well planning on every iteration.
Making it iterative
When encountering new problems or tasks, engineers always start searching for facts. They love having a database where the data is quality assured, so they can trust having high quality data in seconds.
Our search engine is powered by the best search technology, the same search that enables experiences like Netflix, Uber and many other modern platforms you use every day. It lets you see what data is available in the map and with machine learning guided similarity views.
Filter and search in global database
The search engine lets you explore internal data from your reporting system or engineering tools, external data like public data, and 3rd party datasets your company has access to. The platform combines data in depth and time, and correlates so you get high quality data - read more about this in our data management documentation.
When data is found, the analysis can begin. The Pro Well Plan platform offers a multitude of smart plots which cater for all the most used searches in a guided workflow of well visualization, charts, events, and non-productive-time (NPT) records.
Analyze wells in the Pro Well Plan platform
This analysis brings you to a conclusion which you document with your thoughts, labels, and references to offset wells. All this data is stored in an experience which is a digital object, available for all your connected applications, and as decision support for your well design.
Updating designs is a breeze with Pro Well Plan, you have all the inputs for an iterative process available at your fingertips, with all the experiences listed for your references. You drag and drop casings, geologies, and pressure curves, you can import and edit datasets, and you can compare with other designs you have made yourself, or bring in offset wells.
Input validation and visual comparison
Output and sharing
After making an update, or even creating a new design to document a contingency or alternate design, there are multiple ways of sharing your work. The platform is built for sharing either through data exports, visualization exports, or integrations with other applications. Full page schematics are automatically generated and you can annotate them as you like. Comparisons of input parameters can be exported visually and pasted into your presentation. Time depth curve is autogenerated on changes, and includes a benchmarking feature to present your well planning kpis in the workflow.
Output screens and reports
A modern workflow
With the iterative well design workflow, you can always search, analyze, update and share in an efficient manner, and you can slice your spreadsheet and powerpoint time in half. When a new iteration happens, you are ready to go, building on your previous iteration.