CGG GeoSoftware launches well path planning technology

CGG oil rigCGG GeoSoftware has launched WellPath, an interactive 3D well path planning solution for optimal well planning in unconventional and fractured reservoirs and offshore development platforms

This is as part of CGG’s InsightEarth 3D visualisation and interpretation software suite.

WellPath is set to show the complexity of the subsurface drilling environment in 3D so that drillers can quickly plan and QC horizontal wells on high-density, multi-lateral pads or large offshore platforms. 

According to CGG, the solution is expected to enable drilling engineers to perform interactive directional well path planning while adhering to the constraints of geological targets and engineering design. Drillers can optimise plans based on fractures, facies, geobodies and reservoir attributes while avoiding hazards, legacy wells, and recent completions prevalent in certain areas, such as the Permian Basin of west Texas.

A significant feature of WellPath is the ability to integrate all available geological and geophysical data and interpretations, locations and paths of planned and existing wells, and cultural data to find the optimal solution to well planning in unconventional and fractured reservoirs.

Planners use the functionality within the new technology to perform accurate anti-collision calculations and generate reports for all wells/scenarios. This capability can dramatically reduce planning cycle time from several weeks to a single morning, enabling drillers to meet demanding rig schedules.

Kamal al-Yahya, senior vice-president, GeoSoftware and Smart Data Solutions, said, “With our new WellPath capability, planning engineers can quickly guide the well path, test multiple targets in 3D and finalise path design.”

CGG GeoSoftware

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