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Petrel Well Design

The integration of geoscience and drilling


Well planning and design


Improved drilling performance

More productive wells

Lower risk and uncertainty


Quick design of drillable wells,

sidetracks, and multilaterals
Placement of offshore platforms
or onshore drilling pads within
user-defined constraints
Instant creation of well reports
Interactive planning of new well
paths in 3D
Planned, actual, and offset data all
available in a single environment

Applying geologic knowledge to drilling operations works best when drilling and subsurface
teams share a common understanding. The Petrel* E&P software platform provides a common
canvas for a shared workspace in which to develop a cohesive understanding of the reservoir and
the overburden. This enhances collaboration, effectiveness, and knowledge sharing, leading to
improved drilling performance, more productive wells, lower risk, and less uncertaintywhether
prior to drilling, during drilling (with real-time updates), or in postwell reviews.

Design and land wells efficiently

The Petrel Well Design module enables you to design drillable wells, sidetracks, or multilaterals
quickly and easily in the context of the 3D earth model. Design occurs directly on seismic lines,
property models, maps of hydrocarbons in place, or even simulation results. The module also
supports placement of offshore platforms or onshore drilling pads for multiple geologic targets
within user-defined constraints. Well reports are created instantly along designed well paths to
enhance the shared earth model in the overburden and while geosteering in the reservoir.
In addition to 3D design functionality, you can use the Designer Spreadsheet tool to plan
new well paths using standard profilesa method commonly employed by drilling engineers
when designing wells. In Petrel software, the user can fine tune various attributes that control
profiles, modifying them in the Designer Spreadsheet window or using 3D interactive tools while
visualizing the effects of the change in 3D window and the geological context.
To help geoscientists use the Designer Spreadsheet tool, a bottom-to-top design method is
included. The user can start designing a new well starting with a target or targets, and then bring
it up to a specific or random surface location. Multiple versions of the plan can be saved in a
specific folder.

Improve drilling performance

With the Petrel platform, you can select relevant offset wells and correlate drilling parameters,
earth model properties, and geomechanical data to identify ideal drilling conditions. Data
from daily operations reportssuch as bits, casing, and daily activity summariesprovide
context. Your drilling and geological prognosis is built to ensure the technical integrity of drilling
operations by viewing all planned, actual, and offset data in one place.

Petrel software enables you to display drilling events in 2D or 3D and correlates these events with geological
properties to help you understand and avoid problems when drilling your next well.

Petrel Well Design

Manage drilling risk

Drilling informationsuch as lessons learned, best practices, and risks

encountered on offset wellscan be imported into the Petrel application using wellsite information transfer standard markup language
(WITSML). Events are visualized in the 3D and well section windows.
Risks and events can be entered directly, edited as needed, correlated
to geology, and then migrated to a planned well.
Combining reservoir and borehole-geomechanics data not only lets you
reduce NPT from lost circulation, stuck pipe, and well control, but also
provides a life-of-field approach to your well designs. This approach
minimizes the impact of compaction and subsidence on your wells
throughout their productive life.

View progress in real time

The Petrel Real-Time Data Link (part of the Petrel Geoscience core)
accepts streaming real-time data, including trajectory, logs, and events
from WITSML data sources such as the InterACT* connectivity,
collaboration, and information system. Surveillance in a shared earth
model while drilling allows effective, cross-discipline collaboration in
real time.
The Petrel Real-Time Data Link connects WITSML data sources to wells
in Petrel software, allowing you to load trajectory and log data. This data
is saved with your Petrel project for later use.
The Petrel shared earth model can be driven by real-time data, allowing
you to understand the full impact of new knowledge on the well while it
is being drilled.

Work in a collaborative environment

Combining drilling and geological information into the shared earth

model allows you to leverage the full strength of your team, driving
results through improved understanding, mitigation of risk, and informed
decisions in real timefrom spud to TD.

With Petrel software, the drilling engineer can combine reservoir and borehole to
avoid problems such as lost circulation and stuck pipe.

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