COMPASS™ Directional Well Planning Software
Description | Features | System Requirements
Landmark's COMPASS™ directional well planning software is the industry's premiere application for directional path planning, survey data management, plotting and anti-collision analysis. This system, designed for both oil companies and directional drilling contractors, improves safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of directional well programs. COMPASS™ includes user-friendly tools such as multiple 2D and 3D planning methods, torque/drag, cost and re-entry optimization, plotting, survey data analysis, and driller's target generation.
COMPASS™ is deployed on Landmark's Engineer's Data Model™ (EDM) enabling users to improve data consistency and reduce planning cycle times by sharing common data. Automatic updates and notifications ensure that all users are always aware when changes occur and engineering results are updated in real time.
COMPASS™ is an integral part of collaborative planning in multi-discipline asset team environments. Integration with OpenWorks™ ensures that geoscientists and engineers recognize trajectory changes made by the other discipline. Each member of the team can immediately provide the feedback required to achieve both engineering and subsurface objectives.
Reduced well planning cycle time
Data level integration with EDM and cross domain workflow integration with OpenWorks™ improves planning cycle times, and improves operational performance.
Accurate and cost effective well plans
COMPASS quickly optimizes simple or complex trajectories based on cost, torque/drag, or anti-collision and can recommend the most appropriate well to sidetrack when carrying out infill drilling.
Anti-collision scans can be run interactively with planning, surveying, or projecting ahead. Warnings can be configured to alert users when well paths converge on company-specified minimum criteria.
Integration with other EDM applications
Provides common data navigation with other EDM applications using the Well Explorer. Supports common EDM architectures for Reference Datum Levels, Simultaneous Activity Monitor (SAM), security, unit management, data migration, electronic document attachment, catalog editor, XML import/export, and field/office data transfer.
An interactive editing worksheet allows the user to build the well trajectory in sections. At each stage of well planning, the well path graphics dynamically update as changes are made. The user can revisit, insert, delete, or change variables for any section of a plan, and the entire plan will be recomputed. Automated slot optimization is available for assigning or re-assigning plans to available slots to improve anti-collision.
Data can be entered in a spread sheet, imported using industry-standard formats, or automatically populated in real time using OpenWire™. Surveys can be spliced together to form a definitive best path. Incoming survey data can be analyzed for quality via several methods. Survey data is also shared with OpenWells™, eliminating duplicate entry. Users can project ahead from any point in a survey and determine the optimum path to get back on plan or to hit a target.
Provides spider, ladder, 3D proximity and traveling cylinder plots as well as numerous hard copy reports. Anti-collision scans can be run interactively with planning, surveying, or projecting ahead. Warnings can be configured to alert user when wellpaths converge per company-specified minimum criteria.
Dynamic graph updates and anti-collision checks enhance integrated well planning and survey monitoring workflows.
Multiple depth referencing support
Flexible depth reference support allows sidetracks to be drilled using rigs with elevations different from that of the parent bore. An active viewing toolbar allows for quick swapping of depth referencing.
ISCWSA survey tool modeling
One of the first applications to use the ISCWSA survey tool error model where users can configure error terms and weighting functions. Supports the latest ISCWSA gyro models.
POSC model conformance
Data model conforms to the POSC model for well, well path, and directional surveys. Wells may have multiple sidetracks or laterals.
High quality editing and graphics
Plot construction, presentation, and editing with high quality output and extended printer support.
Reports are generated using Crystal Reports. Multiple export formats are supported, including PDF, XML, DOC, RTF, XLS, and RPT.
A lookahead plan can be enabled for use with real time data feeds. This plan is automatically computed based on the latest survey data. It combines the current survey data, a projection back to plan and the current plan to TD. This functionality used in conjunction with Wellplan™ enables the user to ascertain the impact of the current actual trajectory with respect to operations when the well is drilled to total depth. The lookahead plan is, at any given time, the most accurate representation of the wellbore to TD.
Communicates directly with OpenWorks, the database that most geologists use. Plans, targets, surveys, casings, and formation tops can be moved between drilling and geology with a button click or set automatically. Additionally, COMPASS can transfer information directly to Landmark's DecisionSpace® well planning suite via an automated transfer.
Directional Difficulty Index
Tortuosity and Directional Difficulty Index (DDI) information is provided for plans and surveys. The DDI is a measure of the difficulty of drilling the directional profile based on the paper IADC/SPE 59196.
Integrates torque/drag cost and anti-collision analysis into the planning module. Determines best combination of trajectory design parameters that results in the optimum solution based on user specified optimization criteria. Design can be optimized for time/cost, torque/drag or anti-collision. The optimizer recognizes designs that are not viable due to mechanical or operational limits. The well path optimizer now recommends potential sidetrack candidates saving days of trial and error analysis.
Comprehensive drafting package designed to produce quality presentation graphs for small or large format plotters. Numerous graphs, text boxes, and bitmaps can be incorporated into one plot. Graph options give complete control over scaling, additions, labels, fonts and shading. Use designed layout to create template for future plots for the chosen paper size.
Integrates with third-party drilling products using the DEX™ interchange protocol, with Landmark geological products through a direct OpenWorks link or an ASCII link to Wellbore Planner™, and with Landmark's other PC drilling products through direct database integration on EDM.
COMPASS is built using 32-bit Windows standards to take advantage of the latest tools, such as a data browser with drag and drop. As an ODBC-compliant (Microsoft® Open DataBase Connectivity) application, COMPASS uses server databases like ORACLE® and Microsoft MSDE to support anything from a simple standalone installation to a complete corporate solution