Having reliable and readily accessible information on production wells and associated operations and being quickly able to analyze this data is the key to optimising production and maximising safety. Based on this understanding, BP in conjunction with Petrotechnics have developed a PC based Well Operations Tool Kit. The aim of the tool kit is to allow the engineers and supervisors responsible for operating the wells to input, collate and analyze data quickly and easily.

Much of the data associated with wells is best presented in a graphical format eg. logs, Xmas Trees and Completion Equipment etc. However, to analyze the equipment's performance, the data also needs to be entered in a relational type database. Unfortunately this level of dual data entry is not acceptable to an engineer. This problem was overcome by both developing software that would release the power of CAD to an engineer with no CAD training and by automatically linking the data stored in any drawing to a relational database.

An additional system using PCs offshore linked via a mainframe was also developed to log and analyze the data associated with day to day well operations. This included a well operations log, a SCSSV operations log, a well integrity package and a tool tracking system.

This paper aims to demonstrate how, by recognising operational problems, using a multi-discipline team, including well operations engineers and utilising the latest IT technologies a system of real operational value can be implemented.

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