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Drilling Lifecycle Management

To optimize drilling and completions for near-term performance and long-term profitability, having the best engineering software alone does not suffice.  Operators need to have the highest goals of the business in mind as they develop their assets.  The quick decisions they make must also be the best decisions for the company.  For this to happen, operators must be able clearly see how intertwined and up-to-date technical, operational, and economic constraints affect their current choices in the field. 

By managing drilling and completions as the cycle that it is, operators are able to continuously learn and improve. The realities of current development projects are also communicated more quickly and clearly to production teams and the business unit. Information flows between stages using The DecisionSpace® Platform and the Engineer's Data Model™.

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Landmark provides the only end-to-end drilling lifecycle solution.

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Interpret the reservoir and business constraints

Geoscience, reservoir, and business colleagues have characterized subsurface and commercial constraints in preparation for field development.  Now asset managers and drilling engineers must work within these constraints.  DecisionSpace® Earth Modeling shows the 3D representation of the reservoir that has been built by integrating subsurface data from well logs, cores, and seismic data.  Nexus® simulates flow from multiple reservoirs that will be connected to a common surface network. The information these applications provide are at the ready for use in subsequent drilling and completion steps.

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Plan the field and wells

Engineers are now able to determine what they should be able to access from the reservoir and how to optimize plans for output, efficiency, safety, integrity, and cost.  DecisionSpace® Well Planning replots geoscience and reservoir knowledge in a 3D environment that generates well trajectories, pad or platform locations, and reservoir targets.  Drillworks® Geomechanics analyzes the stability of planned wellbores.  With plans taking shape, cost expectations are updated with WellCost.  This information can then be used to update the initial field development concept using FieldPlan®. 

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Design the wells

Landmark enables the design of wellbore geometries for maximum contact with the most productive reservoir zones.  Similarly, completions and interventions can be designed with an eye on long-term productivity.  With Engineer’s Desktop™ (EDT™) suite of applications, the most sound and cost-effective wellbore schemes and paths can be engineered. Modeling fluid flow through complex completions is beyond traditional reservoir simulation and nodal capabilities because it should combine an accurate reservoir inflow with a highly detailed wellbore model. NETool™ is a steady-state numerical simulator that provides user-friendly comprehensive modeling for even the most complex wells.

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Report on operations

Once the well program is determined, it’s time to execute.  OpenWells® manages and tracks drilling and completion activities for a few wells or across the entire organization, from a desktop or mobile device.  DecisionSpace® GRC, for government, risk, and compliance, guides operators along a path of documenting and auditing practices and procedures.  Operations information then gets used to recalibrate cost expectations.

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Analyze operations

As drilling and completions occur, operators must monitor performance, compare it against what was planned, and even foresee upcoming nonproductive time.  DecisionSpace® Analytics delivers these abilities plus the diagnosis of problems and prescription of solutions based on what has happened in the past. 

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Correct & improve scientific & engineering models

Drilling and completing a field is an exercise in constant, quick learning and adjustment.  The models on which decisions in this domain rely must be refined as knowledge and conditions change.  This forms the basis of the field’s integrated asset model—the coupling of scientific and engineering models based on a single subsurface representation.  Nexus for reservoir simulation and DecisionSpace Well Engineering modules like NETool™ and WELLCAT™ must be kept current in order to pass valuable information on to subsequent drilling, completion, and production operations. 

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