4.1.1 Business Purpose: Well Data Object

Topic Version1Published11/11/2016
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The well provides the key context for activities that occur in a well and its wellbores, and the resulting data generated, such as drilling and logging. Generally we refer to business, operations and analysis activities occurring in or to a specific well (and typically wellbores in the well). Types of activities include:

  • Monitor and measure well performance in hydrocarbon exploration and production. Better access to wellhead data helps well operators make better decisions that ultimately contribute to increased well productivity.
  • Visualize operations and assets (Figure 4.1.1-1). With the help of reference points, well datum, locations, and a CRS, software can show all the wells on a map and use various graphics (e.g., green, yellow, red) to indicate performance problems.
  • Accelerate delivery of well data to critical business applications and operational analytics. Data measured, gathered, and produced in wells is used in a variety of software applications from historical data capture, to analysis and performance of current operations, to predictive performance for future operations.
  • Optimize the digital oil field. Companies use data generated from wells to improve efficiency and gain improved visibility to wells and assets that bring significant business benefits.
Figure 4.1.1-1 Wells visualized on map software provide improved visibility into operations and opportunities to improve well and asset performance. (Image courtesy of Schlumberger.)