For jobs that include directional work, one or more well plan(s) can be added to assist the drilling process. Once a well plan has been added to a job, it can be linked to a well path.
To view the well plan(s) for a job, select the Well Plans tab on the job you are working with.
All well plans that have been associated with this job will be listed out alphabetically and display the following information.
- Well Name
- Well Bore Profile
- Well Plan Points
To view the individual points for a specific well plan, click the View Points button.
Creating a Well Plan
New well plans are setup for a job by completing the Add Well Plan form where basic well plan identification information is entered and plan points are manually entered or uploaded.
For the system to accurately import well plan point data, the file must be in one of the following formats.
A plan data export in the format of Standard Report Output to Data File help from COMPASS™.
After a well plan has been created, the plan points can also be manually entered.
To manually add a plan point, click the View Points buton on the well plan to show the existing plan point data. Then click the + Plan Point button, complete the Plan Point form and click Save.
Well Bore Profiles
The Well Bore Profile is used as a classification for the type of well this plan is for. The current available options are described below.
Wells that typically consist of simply a vertical section with no deviation or build.
Wells that typically are setup in one of the following configurations.
- A vertical section, a kick off point with one buildup section followed by a tangent section up to the target.
- A vertical section, a kick off point, a build-up section, a tangent section, a drop-off section that is followed by a hold section to the target.
- A vertical section, a deep kick off followed by a build up to the target.
Wells that typically have all of the same characteristics of a Directional Profile well but also include a horizontal section within the target pay-zone/reservoir.
Specifying a TVD Adjustment on a new well plan will adjust the True Vertical Depth (TVD) of every point by the entered amount (negative or positive) when the well plan is uploaded. A positive TVD Adjustment will shift all of the points “down” and a negative TVD Adjustment will shift all points “up”.
Editing or Deleting a Well Plan or Well Plan Point Data
Existing well plan information can be modified as needed even if they are already associated to a well path. If the well plan’s points are changed, then the plan versus actual deviations will be automatically recalculated to reflect these updates.
To edit a well plan, click the Edit button for plan you want to modify.
To edit or delete a point for a well plan, click the View Points buton on the well plan to show the existing plan point data. Then click the Plan Point link for the point you want to modify`.
Well plans can also be deleted if needed, however once a well plan has been deleted from the system it cannot be recovered and will need to be manually uploaded again.
To delete a well plan, click the trash icon button for the plan you want to delete. At the bottom of the page is the list of all the Well Plans associated with the current job. To edit a particular well path click the Edit button.
Although plans can be edited and deleted, there isn’t a limit to the number of well plans that can be entered for a job. For this reason, we recommend creating new well plans if changes or updates occur as this would provide a record/history of the different well plans that were added to a job during the drilling process and might be helpful in explaining drilling performance and accuracy.
Specifying a TVD Adjustment on an existing well plan will adjust the True Vertical Depth (TVD) of every point by the entered amount (negative or positive) without the need to re-upload the plan. A positive TVD Adjustment will shift all of the points “down” and a negative TVD Adjustment will shift all points “up”.
When adjusting the True Vertical Depth (TVD) on an existing plan, the plan versus actual deviations for any well paths that are tied to this well plan will be automatically updated to reflect the changes made.