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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.




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.


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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.


click to enlarge Page 2


FDS was field-tested overseas.


click to enlarge Main Menu


Next are various screen captures.


click to enlarge Daily Drilling and Well Information Menu


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.


click to enlarge Time/Footage Log


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”.


click to enlarge Time/Footage Log


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 only takes seconds to grade.


click to enlarge IADC Dull Bit Grading Screen


Casing specs are only entered once ever, not once per well.


click to enlarge Casing Specs


Mud pump specs are only entered once ever, not once per well.


click to enlarge Mud Pump Specs


Tracking costs are easy whence configured, and recurring costs (i.e., a checkmark in column “R”) are the defaults for the next day.


click to enlarge Easy Cost Tracking


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.


click to enlarge Daily Drilling Report Generation Menu


The well-data extraction tab is where one can summarize data for the well. Just a few examples follow.


click to enlarge Well Data Extraction Menu click to enlarge Cost Summary Log click to enlarge Executive Summary Log click to enlarge Bit Summary Log click to enlarge Casing Summary Log

click to enlarge Drilling Footage Summary Log click to enlarge Costs by Subcategory Summary

click to enlarge Total Planned Time by Category/Subcategory Summary


Again, “UP” stands for “un-planned.”


click to enlarge Total Unplanned Time by Category Summary click to enlarge Total Unplanned Time by Category/Subcategory Summary




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