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Importing checkshots making sure the depth

and time indexes get correct (+/-) signs

Conventions for checkshot import


MD, TVD or Z can be used as depth index.
MD refers to KB, and Z to MSL. TVD can be set to
refer to KB, MSL, SRD (Seismic Reference Datum)
or CRD (Checkshot Reference Datum). TWT can be
set to refer to SRD or CRD
In Petrel, by convention Z and TWT have
NEGATIVE values in the underground, and MD and
TVD have POSITIVE values in the underground
The table below represent the uppermost part of the
checkshot applied to the well to the right (KB=36m)

MD (m)

TVDSS (m)

Z (m)

TWT (ms)

36.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

121.91

85.94

-85.94

-110.30

243.82

207.86

-207.86

-258.20

365.74

329.77

-329.77

-397.90

487.66

451.68

-451.68

-530.80

Note that when


the Domain of
the window is
TWT the Z-axis
refers to TWT
values

Domain: TWT

Import checkshots dialog


In this example the checkshots file to be imported have positive Z
and TWT values. The options Negate Z values and Negate time
values must be toggled on to make Petrel read the Z and TWT
values as they were negative.
By default the Negate Z values and Negate time values are
toggled on in the Import checkshots dialog.
Note that checkshots exported from Petrel will have negative Z and
TWT values. Consequently importing checkshots exported from
Petrel using default settings in the Import dialog will give be incorrect.
QC the imported checkshots by displaying the well in a 3D window
in TWT domain, and open the Checkshot spreadsheet to confirm that
the Depth and Time indexes have correct signs.
Note that the in Checkshot
spreadsheet the TWT
values are denoted with
positive values in the
underground