Geologic complexity and a maze of existing wellbores can challenge the best well planners to navigate subsurface environments and determine the optimum wellbore trajectories for new, sidetrack, multilateral, or infill wells. Well planners share the responsibility with geologists, geophysicists, and drilling engineers to minimize drilling risks while cost-effectively reaching targets.
The Role of Data Analysis in Wellbore Trajectory Planning
Why Data Integration is Vital to Wellbore Trajectory Planning
The ability for all members of a wellbore planning team to easily access and collaboratively analyze and visualize other data in addition to their own data is vital to understanding subsurface conditions, and facilitates better wellbore trajectory planning by allowing the team to:
- Provide detailed and accurate models of complex geologic geometries, including updates from recently acquired geologic data.
- Select targets and trajectories with greater confidence, using more accurate models for ellipsoids of uncertainty, and identifying potential risks along the entire trajectory.
- See a full geologic picture to evaluate the feasibility of secondary targets, i.e., planning for the original target objective as well as future plans.
- Evaluate the merits of various wellbore trajectory options, based on variables such as nearby well profiles, kick-off points, and dogleg severity.
Model, Visualize, Plan for Optimum Wellbore Placement
Dynamic Graphics, Inc. Solutions for Planning Teams
Dynamic Graphics, Inc. offers a suite of integrated software solutions that help well planning teams integrate a wide variety of subsurface data, visualize it, and analyze it to provide a detailed understanding of geologic and geophysical conditions. With this insight, teams can develop wellbore trajectory plans that minimize risk and maximize recovery. To learn more about our software, contact our team.