Innova Technical Specification

1.0 – Introduction

Innova provides an industry leading integrated drilling software solution for well planning and engineering applications.

2.0 - Computer Requirements

Both programs are very quick and easy to install, and the user does not require any more than basic computer skills to achieve this.

Recommended system requirements are as follows

  • Intel i5 processor or equivalent.

  • 4 GB of RAM.

  • 500MB of hard disk space.

  • Microsoft Windows 64-bit (x64) version 10 or better.

  • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later.

  • Windows XP, Windows 7.0 and Mac OS are NOT supported.

  • Recommended screen resolution: 1920 x 1080.

3.0 - Licensing

Both Well Seeker Pro and Innova Engineering programs use computer specific licencing. Once the software has been installed on a computer, a code is generated which is unique to that machine. This is then used to generate a license which when added to the relevant folder, activates the license, and gives the user access to the program.

Server based, remote access and local license options are all supported.

4.0 – Innova Well Seeker Pro

Innova Well-Seeker Pro is a high performance well planning and survey management package designed for use by Operators, Well Engineering Companies and Directional Drilling Contractors. The software integrates high performance 2D & 3D graphics with a powerful database engine that allows the user to easily store and visualize their well trajectories as well as perform complex well planning and anti-collision calculations. Innova Well Seeker Pro offers exceptional performance with all the features expected of an industry leading well planning package, including Integrated Reporting, AFE Design, Asset Management, Well Analytics and RT anti-collision features.

4.1 - Comprehensive Well Path Planning

  • Full range of easy to use 2D & 3D well planning methods including:

    • Dogleg Tool Face

    • Build and Turn

    • Optimum Align using Curve-Hold-Curve or Curve-Curve

    • Line up on Target at specified inc / azi,

    • One click S-Well and Slant Well construction

  • Supports multiple target geometries including:

    • Simple 2D circular and Elliptical

    • Point & Rectangular

    • Complex 3D multi point Polygonal

    • Lease Lines and Hard Lines

  • Create Drillers Targets based on error models, well trajectory & required confidence

  • Supports advanced well planning for all applications, from simple vertical exploration wells to complex multi-laterals

4.2 - Anti-Collision Tools

  • Perform anti-collision scans using industry leading proximity detection algorithms

  • Calculate ellipse of uncertainty (EOU) using full range of ISCWSA MWD and Gyro error models

  • Error outputs and Centre to Centre distances validated against ISCWSA standard well paths to < 0.1% error

  • Anti-collision scans can be run interactively during planning and drilling phases on multiple actual wells / plans

  • User defined warning criteria and alerts can be set to notify of potential collision risk

  • Casing and hole diameters can be included in separation factor calculation in order increase accuracy. Especially important for top hole drilling with large diameter surface casing.

  • Ability to create custom Instrument Performance Models (IPM)

  • Error output sigma level can be selected by the user

  • Real Time AC feature allows monitoring of multiple offset wells and distance to lease lines

  • Anti-collision tools such as travelling cylinder view and ladder plot update in real time as additional surveys are entered

  • Advanced anti-collision visualisation tools available including Ladder Plot, Separation Factor Plot and Travelling Cylinder Plot

4.3 - Powerful Database

  • Built on a powerful database engine which allows storage and navigation for an unlimited number of actual wells and plans

  • Easy navigation of database through familiar tree view

  • Import and export of data allows easy transfer of wells and plans from office locations to the field

  • Both local and SQL Server databases available

  • Local databases can be easily set up to provide real time data exchange with the master SQL Server database, allowing surveys, daily reports, BHA’s etc to be updated on the master database in real time from the field.

  • Local databases can perform a remote data fetch allowing them to pull plans and offset data directly from the master SQL Server database. This permits the field engineers to quickly build a database with all the relevant data.

4.4 - Wellbore Visualization

  • Fully customisable, advanced and powerful 3D plotting capability

    • Plan View (Top Down) Plot

    • Section View (Side On) Plot

    • 3D Plot

      • Fly down well 3D chart feature

      • Visualise closest approach to all offset wells and principal plan

    • Spider Plot with interactive TVD slice control

    • Azimuth Comparison Plot (Azimuth vs MD)

    • Inclination Comparison Plot (Inclination vs MD)

    • Dogleg Comparison Plot (Dogleg vs MD)

    • Live View Plot

  • Print directly to multiple image formats including PDF / jpg / bmp / png.

  • Copy directly to clipboard allowing images to be quickly added to Word, Excel & PowerPoint documents

  • Wall Plot Composer (WPC) allows the user to create customisable wall plots which can include data tables.

    • Pre-defined plot sizes range from A0 to A7 with a user defined option also available.

4.5 - Integrated Geosteering Functionality

  • Visualise formation top and target depths

  • Customisable outputs in both 2D and 3D charts

  • Update and model geological target corridor based on RT updates

  • Provides clear visual updates to DD of drilling corridor

  • Quickly create offset plans based on real time geosteering updates

4.6 - Geomagnetic Modelling

  • Includes World Magnetic Model (WMM) and International Geomagnetic Reference Field (IGRF) model as standard

  • Supports British Geological Survey Global Geomagnetic Model (BGGM)*

*available only to full BGGM license holders

  • Supports NOAA High Definition Geomagnetic Model (HDGM)**

**available only to full HDGM license holders

  • Supports MagVAR High Definition Geomagnetic Model (mvHD)***

***available only to full mvHD license holders

  • Integration with BBGM Hypercube IFR

  • Integration with BGGM Error Estimates

4.7 - Standard Reporting Features

  • User defined reports include:

    • Standard Survey reports

    • Geographic Survey reports

    • Anti-Collision reports

    • Ellipse of uncertainty (EOU) reports

  • Exports to fully customisable PDF and Excel reports

  • Wall Plot Composer

4.8 - Import Compass Export Files

  • Includes the ability to import Compass Export files, including batch import, where multiple export files can be pulled in simultaneously.

4.9 – Bid Sheets

  • Quickly populate customer and Supplier addresses and details from dropdown lists

  • Print quotation including a cover letter and any relevant notes

  • Cost Codes included in the bids can be quickly and easily copied to well level where they can then be selected in the Daily Reporting feature

  • Bids are approved by users with the relevant user permissions

  • Bids can be Archived by users with the relevant user permissions

4.10 - Integrated Daily Reporting Features

Integrated within Innova’s Well Seeker Pro are advanced custom reporting features including:

  • Daily Reports

  • Slide Sheets

    • Ability to populate Daily Reports directly from the slide sheet

    • Ability to auto populate slide sheets via received WITS data

  • Daily Cost Reports

  • Well Cost Reports

  • Cost Tracking

  • Tool Inventory

  • Tool Utilisation Reports

  • Personnel Utilisation Reports

  • Tool and Personnel Tracking

  • Shipping Tickets

  • Pipe Tally

  • BHA Reports

  • Motor and MWD Performance Reports

  • Motor and MWD Failure Reports

  • End of Well Reports

  • Company Man Report

  • KPI Tracking

  • Well statistics provides a detailed overview of the well data including well phases and BHA’s

  • Click of a button morning report package, directly opens outlook email complete with excel morning report and copy of current database as attachments and email body populated with a synopsis of daily operations

  • Generate and output detailed reports at the click of a button

  • Excel and PDF output

  • Easily create and output custom reports and charts

4.11 - Database Analytics Tool

  • Powerful search tool to find and compare wells across the entire database. Multiple search criteria options available including Date Range, Radius from a given well, Formation, Assembly type, Failures, State, Directional Company, Hole Size, Rig and LIH etc

  • Plot all selected wells together on google maps. Surface locations, Plans, Surveys and Lease Lines can all be displayed.

  • Motor, MWD and Section KPI Reports

  • Revenue Report

  • Rig Days Report

  • Personnel Utilisation Report

  • Well Ranking Report

  • Compare KPI metrics between multiple wells and well phases:

    • Slide & Rotation Footage

    • Depth Vs Time

    • Failure Analysis

    • Directional Cost per Foot

    • Well Cost per Foot

    • BHA Details

    • Detailed Cost Breakdown

    • Wells by Formation, Directional Company, Motor Make, Bit Make

    • ROP & Footage by Formation, Directional Company, Motor Make, Bit Make, Hole Size

    • Activity & Phase Comparison

    • Wells by Rig

    • ROP & Footage by Rig

    • Parameter Comparison

    • Well / Section Performance

    • Average Interval Cost per Quarter

    • Driller Performance

    • Footage Per Day by Operator and Rig

    • BHA Reason Pulled Summary

4.12 - Well AFE Designer

The Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) Designer is a powerful well plan costing tool which includes the following features:

  • Build detailed AFE for any well plan from mobilisation to demobilisation.

  • Probabilistic & Deterministic approach

  • Calculate costs for P10, P50, P90 scenarios.

  • Standardised cost codes.

  • Factor in associated risks and assign probabilities.

  • Export KPI charts:

    • Time Probability Density Function

    • Cost Probability Density Function

    • Time Cumulative Density Function

    • Cost Cumulative Density Function

    • Depth vs Time

    • Cost vs Time

    • Time Interval

    • Time Cumulative

    • Cost Interval

    • Cost Cumulative

  • Generate full reports with detailed timeline and cost breakdown:

    • Event Model

    • Detailed Event Breakdown with costs

    • Cost Model

    • Time vs Depth

    • Time vs Cost

    • Time Histogram

    • Cost Histogram

    • Full report containing all the above reports and all KPI charts.

4.13 – WITS & Remote Directional Drilling

  • Supports WITS, WITSML and Wireless WITS connectivity

  • WITS data can be pushed back from the field to the remote server database, where it can be viewed by anyone with the relevant login credentials

  • Slide sheets can be automatically populated based on the data received via the WITS feed.

  • Remote data fetch allows the user to pull wells into a local database, directly from an SQL server database

  • Real Time Data Exchange allows field data to be updated on the SQL server database in real time.

  • DD Dashboard, which provides an interface containing tools a directional driller can utilize while drilling a well either locally on the rig or remotely from an RTOC. It updates automatically while using the WITS feed and contains the following:

    • Rig Gauges

    • A Tool Face Rose which displays Toolface, Effective Toolface, Bit Projection and various other information based on the selected mode

    • Real Time Anti-collision for bit projection

    • Last 4 surveys along with the Slide Seen and Motor Yield for each one

    • Projections including projection to bit and advisory projection

    • Real time 3D plot

    • Drilling parameters charts populated from the WITS data feed

    • Choose between 4 modes: Vertical, Nudge, Curve & Lateral which provide the user with slide and rotary recommendations based on the data entered in the settings menu.

  • Slide Analysis

  • Connection Analysis

4.14 - Dashboards

  • Activity Dashboard

    • Shows a summary with up to date data for all selected wells including, depth vs time chart, revenue tracking, inventory etc

    • Print job board report which includes Active Wells, Upcoming and Standby Wells, daily and monthly revenue and summary of wells by operator, state, and coordinator

  • Logistics Dashboard

    • Provides an overview of all tools in the local inventories within the database giving full oversight of all equipment

    • View all tools in all locations via google maps

    • Various filter options to quickly find the relevant items

  • Rigs Online Dashboard

    • Shows a list of all current jobs where data is being sent from the field to the server database and displays the time since last update

  • AC Dashboard

    • Displays a summary of all open RTAC dialogs

    • At the click of a button the user can open the surveys and RTAC dialogs for all active wells in the database

  • Tool Orders Dashboard

    • Create, update and maintain oversight of all the tool requirements for upcoming and existing jobs

    • Managed directly from the SQL server database

    • Rig site local database users can create tool orders and push these back to the server for approval

  • Incident Dashboard

    • Shows a summary of all recent BHA failures

    • Allows user to quickly access BHA and well data for selected incidents

4.15 - Third Party Services Integration

  • Merge Solutions: Cost and asset tracking via integration with Merge’s OASIS software

  • ZerdaLab: AI-powered automated bit dull grading, integrated into the Innova Web Portal and App

  • Superior QC: Survey correction integration. Pull corrected surveys directly from the Superior QC server into Well Seeker

  • RoundLab: Survey correction integration. Pull corrected surveys directly from the RoundLab server into Well Seeker

  • MagVar: Survey correction integration. Pull corrected surveys directly from the MagVar server into Well Seeker

  • NOV: RSS Downlink integration, where downlink commands can be sent directly from Well Seeker to NOV, on compatible NOV rigs

  • ROGII: Geosteering integration

  • British Geological Survey: Integration with BGGM Hypercube IFR and BGGM Error Estimates

4.16 – Innova Web Portal

  • Can be viewed on any internet enabled device with no additional software required

  • Login to the web portal from anywhere in the world via an internet browser

  • Filter and view all well data contained in the SQL database

  • Customizable drilling dashboard and well details

  • Full oversight of all equipment location and condition via the Logistics Dashboard

  • View well analytics and KPIs for all wells on the SQL server database

  • Monitor drilling in real time and view EDR logs

  • Remotely monitor multiple wells on a single screen

  • Perform database admin and maintenance

  • Manage (add / edit / delete) all levels of the database tree

  • View and edit reporting data

  • Integrated hydraulics and T&D with engineering dashboard

  • Access and manage Tool Orders

  • Manage user access and permissions to SQL server database

4.17 – Innova App

  • Available on Apple IOS and Android

  • View live well updates and drilling data directly on your smart phone or tablet

  • Real time remote performance optimization

  • Edit all reporting data directly from your phone or tablet

  • View well analytics and KPIs for all wells on the SQL server database

  • EDR logs display WITS data

  • Full oversight of all equipment location and condition via the Logistics section

  • Access and manage Tool Orders

  • Manage (add / edit / delete) all levels of the database tree

  • Perform database admin and maintenance

  • Built in chat feature

  • Provide clients access to view activity updates

  • Roles section allows admins to provide user permissions and access as required

4.18 - Additional Features

  • Server based licensing

  • Supports data import / export from 3rd party software platforms

  • Ability to import COMPASS XML export files at the click of a button

  • Directional Difficulty Index (DDI) calculator

  • Automatic updates

  • One-click license request and download

4.19 - Additional UI Features

  • Copy & Paste - Very quick and easy to add large surveys to the software - copy and paste directly from excel or txt files

  • Export files can be generated quickly at any level on the database tree

  • Quick and easy to create and switch between new databases

4.20 – Well Seeker Pro Capability Summary Table

4.21 - Benefits

Well-Seeker Pro is a full featured well planning package providing an all in one solution that significantly raises the standard for well planning software.

When combined with the Innova Engineering package, Well-Seeker Pro provides both operators and service providers with a complete software solution for advanced well planning and engineering.

The Innova Portal and smartphone App allows users to access their data and monitor activities in real time from any device.

5.0 - Innova Engineering

Innova Engineering is an advanced well engineering software solution combining the power of multiple packages into one application. Incorporating Hydraulics, Torque and Drag, SAG Correction, BHA Analysis, BHA magnetic Interference Calculator, Survey Correction & QC, Casing Standoff and Centralizer Placement, Cementing Design and Jar Placement modules, Innova Engineering provides a comprehensive engineering package to plan and drill your well successfully.

Innova Engineering was developed by engineers for engineers to provide the premier engineering software package for the oil and gas industry. With exceptional functionality and an intuitive yet powerful interface, Innova Engineering delivers an innovative and integrated solution for Operators and Service Providers alike.

5.1 - Main features

  • Simple to use interface

  • Extremely fast calculations. Results for complex BHAs at multiple flow rates / friction factors are calculated in seconds

  • Copy and paste data from Well Seeker, Excel, Notepad or any other file type directly into Innova Engineering

  • Easy to interpret graphical and numeric outputs available for all calculation modules

  • Create professional, user customized reports in both PDF and Excel formats for all outputs

  • Detailed Summary Reports for each module

  • Fully customisable charts complete with screen reader to allow quick interpretation of generated data

  • Overlay data collected from the wellsite against the modelled outputs for quick and easy comparison

  • Supports modelling of complex drilling assemblies with multiple hole opener / under reamer combinations as well as casing / liner runs

  • Complete support for complex 3D directional wells

  • Import / Export BHA assemblies

  • Editable Fluids Library & Components Catalogue

5.2 - Torque and Drag Module

  • Latest soft string model with stiffness correction factor

  • Model Viscous Drag, additional side force due to buckling & Contact Surface Correction

  • Conservative (Unloading) & Standard (Loading) Helical Buckling Models

  • Calculate T&D for multiple rig operations simultaneously Tripping In / Out, Rotating On / Off Bottom, Sliding and Reaming

  • Ability to model for both pumps on and pumps off and account for string differential pressure

  • Calculate Sinusoidal and Helical buckling limits

  • Full support for casing, liner, tubing & drilling assemblies

  • Full support for complex 3D directional wells

  • Friction factor sensitivity analysis for unlimited number of friction factors, or single calculation

  • Models casing flotation / drill string fill

  • Friction reduction devices (Non-rotating drill pipe protectors) can be modelled

  • Calculates expected pipe stretch and torque induced pipe twist

  • Elemental (snapshot) view available for all calculations

  • Calculate side forces & casing wear for all operations

  • Drill string fatigue prediction

  • Real time data can be modelled & displayed alongside the calculated data in order to back calculate real time friction factor

  • Actual and apparent WOB and overpull calculations, visualize how much overpull / WOB is experienced at the bit for a given value seen at surface. Useful for determine trip / overpull margins and for setting packers & liner hangers

  • Casing Standoff & Centralizer Spacing Calculation. Use to optimise standoff and achieve proper zonal isolation

  • Ability to model expandable liners including max pull, pull at cone, expected expansion hookload as well as outer & inner string running loads

  • Ability to model different materials such as Aluminium, Titanium as well as steel

  • Model the effect of casing centralisers / stabilisers

  • Ability to model Air Drilling

  • Option to select the fluid level in the wellbore.

5.3 - Hydraulics Module

  • Support for multiple hydraulic models:

    • Bingham Plastic

    • Power Law

    • Herschel Bulkley

    • Robertson Stiff

  • Calculated Outputs:

    • Standpipe Pressures

    • ECD: cuttings loaded and clean hole

    • Surge and Swab

  • Complete set of hole cleaning outputs:

    • Annular Velocity Profile

    • Cuttings Carrying Index (CCI)

    • Cuttings %

    • Minimum Flowrate required for good hole cleaning (sensitivity analysis for ROP)

  • Options for single calculation or sensitivity analysis for unlimited number of flowrates and tripping speeds simultaneously

  • Full support for riser-less / dual gradient drilling

  • Split flow modelling for complex BHAs with multiple hole openers / under reamers / circulating subs

  • Incorporate data gathered at the well site into the hydraulics model and overlay the real-world data and the theoretical hydraulics model

  • Enter multiple pore pressures & fracture gradients and plot against modelled data

  • Surge and swab calculations can be calculated for any reference:

    • Bit

    • Casing Shoe

    • Bottom Hole

    • Any User Defined depth

  • Surge and swab model can also include the effects of pipe acceleration, gel strength, coil tubing operations such as continuous tripping and continuous circulation

  • Model the effect of stabilisers and casing centralisers

  • Quick bit hydraulics calculator, determine bit pressure losses and impact force without having to setup a complete project

  • Pump Pressure Safety Factor: Option to allow the user to increase the SPP by a specified percentage.

  • Ability to model air drilling

  • Ability to apply a back pressure for MPD operations

  • Ability to include additional riser boost flow rate

5.4 – Survey Correction Module

  • Correct raw MWD surveys for Z axis magnetic interference with latest short collar correction (SCC) algorithm

  • QC raw MWD surveys for G total, B total and SCC with user definable limits

  • Well path magnetic interference analysis, calculate the expected error in azimuth for a given amount of non mag spacing. Fully supports intermediate steel above and below the MWD sensor or both

  • Multi Station Analysis (MSA) can be used to calculate an optimal bias and scale factor for XYZ magnetometers and accelerometers

  • No need to enter a separate BHA for magnetic interference or SAG correction. All calculations can be done from one BHA which greatly simplifies data entry.

  • Option to include inclination weighting on least squares fit (LSQ) calculation

  • Optimise the non mag spacing requirements and determine the best survey correction method for a give well trajectory / BHA.

  • Full support for the following Survey Calculation Methods:

    • Minimum Curvature

    • Radius of Curvature

    • Tangential

    • Balanced Tangential

  • Supports survey interpolation for both MD and TVD, results can be exported to text or Excel

  • Produce fully customisable plots for both section and plan views and overlay well plan and actual surveys on one chart

  • QC raw MWD surveys for G total, B total and magnetic dip with user definable limits

5.5 - SAG Correction & BHA Analysis

  • Survey SAG correction algorithm, to correct survey inclinations for BHA deflections

  • Can model bent motors and rotary steerable systems

  • Rotary BHA modelling to aid in build / walk rate predictions (equilibrium rate)

  • Predicted build / walk Rate for Sliding based on motor bend, hole size and Bit Formation Index

  • Predicated build / walk rates for both push and point the bit rotary steerable systems

  • Take into account bit aggressiveness and bit type (PDC, rollercone)

  • Vibration analysis calculates Critical RPM

5.6 – Magnetic Interference Calculator Module

  • BHA magnetic Interference Calculator Module

  • Well path magnetic interference analysis; calculate the expected error in azimuth for a given amount of non-mag spacing. Fully supports intermediate steel above and below the MWD sensor or both

  • Calculate non-magnetic spacing requirements and azimuth error for any well trajectory and BHA configuration

5.7 – Casing Standoff & Centralizer Spacing Module

  • Model rigid and bow spring centralizers

  • Automatically optimize centralizer placement based on a desired standoff value

  • Calculate deflection at centralisers and mid joint

  • Ability to model bow spring running and restoring forces

  • Model the additional side force created by the compression of bow spring centralizers

  • One click standoff summary report, including tabulated results accompanied by standoff, side forces and hookload charts.

5.8 - Jar Placement Module

  • Calculates neutral point road map which shows WOB to avoid at every depth along the well path

  • Calculates pump open force

  • Model the impact / impulse of all types of jars, accelerators & intensifiers

  • Optimize the hammer length / jar type to maximize impulse / impact

  • Calculates weight above and below jar when vertical in air and mud

  • Calculates weight above and below jar at bottom hole location in air and mud

5.9 – Cementing Design

  • Cementing Schematic Animation gives a visual representation of the well geometry, string, and fluids at any given stage in the cement job

  • Calculate annular pressure, equivalent circulating density and pump pressure during cementing operations

  • User definable Pumping Schedule

  • Ability to model calculations with inner string

  • Select from Bingham, Power Law, Herschel Bulkley or Robertson Stiff Hydraulics Models

  • Calculate capacities and displacements

  • Calculate Top Down, Bottoms up and Full Circulation times.

5.10 – Well Control

  • Determine kick tolerance and perform sensitivity analysis to show how the kick tolerance changes throughout the section and the effect of mud weight changes

  • Calculate MASP, MAASP to determine surface pressure control equipment requirements

  • Quickly determine required kill mud weight and pumping schedule to kill the well

5.11 – Innova Engineering Capability Summary Table

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