For the last 30 years, Carol Mann has worked on 3D spatial analysis and visualization software for the petroleum industry, and is currently the WellArchitect Product Manager, Dynamic Graphics' advanced well planning and survey management system. Carol has been a member of the SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section for over ten years, and is currently its Education Subcommittee chair. Carol has an M.S. in Geophysics from Stanford University.

multi-lateral well

How Data Visualization Aids Multi-Lateral Well Design/Planning

Advances in drilling technology continue to reduce the cost and risk of multi-lateral well construction. Multi-lateral wells improve reservoir production by maximizing drainage and sweep efficiency with only incremental increases in drilling and completion costs. Multi-lateral wells also solve the problem of reaching structurally isolated zones in spite of limited slots in offshore platforms. Working…

advantages of measurement while drilling

Exploring the Advantages of Measurement While Drilling

In the wake of the shale oil boom in the United States, drillers are encountering unconventional reservoirs that require sophisticated strategy. While 95% of U.S. drilling rigs can perform horizontal drilling that, together with hydraulic fracturing, is essential to liberate shale resources, drillers need impeccable drilling technology and precise software that will utilize comprehensive geological…