DM39-015: PPDM 3.9: Location and Coordinate Information: Wells

Public Petroleum Data Model Version 3.9

Course Instructor:

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PDM-003; PDM-020
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Course Option: 
Classroom, Private, Instructor-Led Webinar

Target Audience:
Regulators, operators, service companies, data and software vendors, Schools (educators, students). Project Managers, Geologists, O&G Engineers, Financial, Field Workers, Business Analyst, Data Governance, Data Architect, Data Management Leaders, Data Managers, Database Analyst, Software Developers.

Course Description:
Well locating can be complex and challenging. Locations change during planning and construction and are often given in many different coordinate reference systems or mapping projections. They can be referenced to legal survey markers and can contain depth references. In different regions, locations may refer to different components of the well configuration. This class covers many of the complexities related to locating wells and managing that information in the PPDM data model.

This session will explore how location and spatial information is managed in the Wells subject of PPDM 3.9.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Review and discuss What is a Well, well geometry, well identities and their surface Origin(s), what happens if a wellbore is not identified and problems with completions
  • Explore well depths and elevations – identifying basic terminology, the importance of elevations, heights and datums
  • Discuss problems with well locations – well depths and reference elevations
  • Explore directional surveys and instruments

Evaluation Method(s) / Metrics:
Final Exam available upon request.

Completion Award:
PPDM Certificate of Completion

Special Requirements:
  • Experience working with and understanding spatial data and its use in mapping or GIS systems
  • Specific training in geospatial data is mandatory; without this knowledge the class concepts will be very difficult to understand
  • Understand and apply the principles laid out in the PPDM Design Principles class
  • General knowledge of the oil and gas industry, including the importance of the complexities of three dimensions, time and substances to GIS systems
  • Knowledge of Relational Database systems and how they work