Issues emerged from complications with multiple sources of information, including (but not limited to) time taken to complete an entire well, costs involved, and potential risks that can disrupt the duration necessary to analyze offset wells for field development planning. Currently, there is an absence or a less visible workflow or informational standardization because different divisions and field teams work on silo-based knowledge and procedures. To make matters worse, sufficient data are being logged and stored in servers without being used in constructive ways.

This paper discusses a solution that helps save time and regulate standard operating procedures (SOPs) when planning well authorizations for expenditures (AFEs) using actual stored well data, particularly during field development planning. The solution reviewed in this paper can also assist the operation team when reviewing and help improve rig operation performance, such as drilling and pipe tripping, by comparing processed data for rig vs. rig, well vs. well, or field vs. field, whichever end users desire. Additionally, it can statistically map out potential risks and visible/invisible nonproductive time (NPT). Existing server data can then be reviewed to help ensure stakeholders make calculated decisions based on quality data.

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