Build Turn Planning Method From Vertical
In Well Seeker Pro version 22.214.171.124 the planning tools have been updated to make them more robust and user friendly. One such update to these tools is that a critical point with an inclination of zero is automatically updated to have an azimuth of zero, regardless of user input. This can lead to some historical well plan grids not calculating as they previously did e.g. if a build turn planning method was used for a critical point immediately after a critical point with an inclination of zero. This document details an example of this issue and the solution.
Below is a plan created in a pre 126.96.36.199 version of Well Seeker Pro and viewed in a pre 188.8.131.52 version of Well Seeker Pro. An azimuth value other than zero is able to be entered when the inclination is zero, which is not representative of reality. As a result a build turn method will build on the azimuth present in the row before it:
Below is the same plan created in a pre 184.108.40.206 version of Well Seeker Pro but this time viewed in version 220.127.116.11 of Well Seeker Pro. The azimuth is automatically changed to zero when an inclination of zero is present in the same row. This results in the subsequent build turn row yielding a different result than in previous versions:
It is very important to note that this will not affect the planned wellbore listing results unless the planning grid is open and Save is selected, or when the Plan Properties are applied when the planning grid is open.
Pre-existing plans that experience the above issue can be rebuilt using the dogleg tool face method, to achieve the original plan, if required: