FDS 1.1 - FRIENDLY DRILLING SOFTWARE
DAILY DRILLING REPORT SOFTWARE
FDS is a database program designed to capture and store pertinent drilling information at the rig.
Some key features of FDS are:
- Enter data once
- Capture the data a drilling engineer needs for subsequent well bore design
- Make the data-entry process as quick-and-easy as possible
- Present the daily drilling summary in a graphical and easy-to-read format
FDS was designed, developed, and field-tested in 1998 by experienced professionals that understand drilling operations, drilling engineering, and database management.
FDS 1.1 SCREEN CAPTURES
This is Page-1 of the Daily Drilling Summary (a.k.a., Daily Drilling Report). Note the improved time allocation categories, and the concept of planned and not-planned events. Cost data can be removed from the summary. On the annotated Time vs. Depth plot, the dashed line is the pre-spud plan, the blue line is the actual, and the thick black line is the actual of the last 24 hrs. It fits Letter or A4 size paper. And yes, it looks great when printed or faxed in black-and-white.
This is Page-2. Much of the information is calculated via sophisticated integration of user-input data (e.g., hydraulics from BHA, mud, bit, and drilling data). There is complete input and output units flexibility. Page-2 also includes a snapshot Vertical View and Plan View if survey data has been entered; and with a nifty in-house algorithm, 3 of the 4 axes are kept to scale.
FDS was field-tested overseas.
Next are various screen captures.
For allocating time, you can select from a menu, or right-click and select from a pop-up menu as shown. All drilling or coring entries have associated footage data.
Adding bit runs, bha specs, and mud pump specs are a snap. Just double-click and the appropriate screen pops-up. “UP” stands for “un-planned”, a much more accepted word than “trouble-time”.
We would guess you’ve never seen an easier dull-bit grading system than this. Based on the bit type, the appropriate IADC dull bit grading options are presented and you just point-and-click and the grading is automatically generated...it only takes seconds to grade.
Casing specs are only entered once ever, not once per well.
Mud pump specs are only entered once ever, not once per well.
Tracking costs are easy whence configured, and recurring costs (i.e., a checkmark in column “R”) are the defaults for the next day.
Here’s the report generation screen. Back-dated reports can also be generated as if they were done in real time, as was done here for day 20. The check boxes are set while the report is being generated. A check means that the associated data was input for that day (a helpful reminder) and was processed successfully.
The well-data extraction tab is where one can summarize data for the well. Just a few examples follow.
Again, “UP” stands for “un-planned.”
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