Project Background and Purpose
Technical advances in methods used to construct and prepare wells for operations have paved the way for tremendous industry growth over the last several decades. New drilling tools and measuring capabilities allow us to construct many closely spaced wellbores. Hydraulic fracturing and hydrocarbon recovery systems maximize the return from each investment.
Industry vocabularies have failed to keep pace with these advances, however. Terminology that worked well only a few years ago now introduces ambiguity and lack of clarity that can interfere with communication and the interdisciplinary connections that are essential to our industry. PPDM Association’s What Is A Well and Well Status and Classification initiatives create Rosetta Stones that help harmonize corporate and regional dialects.
PPDM vocabularies including What Is A Completion serve as an aid to disambiguating how the words such as “completion” are used in each operating or regulatory system. It provides terminology with definitions, clarifications, illustrations and examples that can be used in any working environment to help stakeholders from different working groups, organizations or regions be sure they are communicating clearly and effectively.