For wireline service companies, delivering accurate well log data to clients is crucial. Until now, assessing the quality of well log data was handled at the local level, with no global visibility or standardized assessment procedures. To address this issue, a streamlined electronic workflow was developed to monitor and significantly improve data quality, standardize log presentation throughout the organization, and ultimately ensure the quality of data delivered to customers.

Leveraging existing company processes, the Log Quality Assessment (LQA) system workflow allows field engineers, operations managers and geoscientists to share well data electronically and use this data to quickly and efficiently assess the quality of client deliverables at an individual service level. By directly linking the LQA grading system to the well log data uploaded to the company's existing WellLink well data management system (for the purposes of this paper, referred to as WDMS), the LQA system electronically streamlines the movement of log quality data from field engineers to operations managers to geoscientists, thereby speeding the process of problem identification and resolution. In addition, the LQA system is designed to allow expansion, including the evaluation of other data sets, services and business units. Reports generated nightly allow managers to evaluate log quality progress, spot emerging trends, and monitor overall performance by field engineer, service type, grade criteria, customer or geographic area. With this global electronic system, identifying negative trends in log quality can occur in a matter of days.

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