PDM-031: Canadian Well Identification Standard

Well Identification and Location Systems

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(2 - 6 hours, depending on familiarity with subject matter)
PDM - 031
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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:
The Canadian Well Identification System (CWIS) is designed by and for the petroleum industry in Canada. Its three related identifiers recognize every well, wellbore and well reporting stream. It is intended chiefly for databases and computer systems that support business processes for all stakeholders.

Business processes and decisions require comprehensive and accurate information delivered in a timely manner. A standard system of coded identifiers enables a data management system to fulfill this function. With the CWIS identifiers, every data item about every well can be managed from creation to delivery to archive for the benefit of all stakeholders.

The Canadian Unique Well Identifier (UWI), widely used for more than 40 years, is inadequate for managing databases of complex wells now and into the future. In the CWIS system, the UWI will be maintained to manage legacy data and systems.

This class provides and overview of the Canadian Well Identification Standards (CWIS), aiding your understanding on how this identifier is designed for use.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Summarize the business processes and business requirements associated with the standard Identifier
  • Summarize the design considerations of the Canadian Well Identification System
  • Summarize the business principles and construction of the Canadian Well Identification System
  • Summarize the Canadian Well Identification System guidelines for Wells

Evaluation Method(s) / Metrics:
Final Exam (70% or higher to achieve a passing grade).

Completion Award:
PPDM Certificate of Completion.

Special Requirements:
No special requirements associated with this course.