Data Fetch Update
With Well Seeker Pro release version 184.108.40.206, the Data Fetch interface has been updated to be more user friendly. This technical note details how to use the new interface.
The Remote Data Fetch tool allows the user to import well and plan data from a remote database without needing login credentials for the server. Its primary purpose is to allow field personnel to quickly retrieve all the required information on a well before they start drilling. The Remote Data Fetch tool allows them to do this without needing to log in to their organisation’s remote server database, which could represent a risk from a security and data management perspective.
The Data Fetch window is split into three main sections, which are described below.
To use the Data Fetch tool, the user requires the URL and port number for their organisation’s ICDS server, which they should enter into the ICDS Server and Port boxes, respectively. This information should be provided to the user by their organisation. An IP address is also acceptable instead of a URL.
After entering the ICDS Server and Port, the user can test their connection to the server by clicking the Test Con button. The server will send back a response in the Message Box above. Whenever the user clicks on the Test Con, Connect or Fetch Data buttons, the Message Box will display a response from the server. If there are any errors during the connection or fetch process, they will be displayed here.
After entering the ICDS Server and Port, the user can click on the Connect button. This will populate the Well List section with the wells that are present on their organisation’s remote server database. Once the user has selected the wells they wish to download, and they have adjusted their download settings in the Data Fetch Options section, they can download them to their local database by clicking on the Fetch Data button. The message box will detail the progress of the download. If the download is successful, the message box will display “Data fetch complete!” and the selected wells will appear in the user’s local database tree. Note that if the wells already exist in the user’s local database, they will be overwritten by the downloaded wells.
When the user clicks on the Connect button, the Well List section will populate with the wells that are stored in the organisation’s remote server database.
By default, only wells with the status Upcoming, Active, Standby and TD are displayed and selectable. The user can view plans, principal plans and wells with other statuses by selecting the appropriate setting in the Data Fetch Options section.
At the top of the window is the Filters section. Dropdown boxes allow the user to filter the well list by operator, well status, job number and rig. The search box allows the user to filter the list by any string they want, such as well name, county, or state.
The user can select the wells they wish to download by clicking on the circle to the right of each well. Depending on the settings they have selected in the Data Fetch Options section, offsets and principal plans for the selected wells may also be downloaded when the user clicks the Fetch Data button.
The Data Fetch Options section allows the user to adjust what wells are displayed in the Wells List and what gets downloaded along with the selected wells when the user clicks the Fetch Data button.
Show all wells: By default, only wells with the status Upcoming, Active, Standby and TD are displayed and selectable. Toggling on Show all wells will display all wells regardless of their status and allows them to be selected for download.
Show plans: By default, well plans are not displayed. Toggling on Show plans will display all non-principal well plans and allows them to be selected for download.
Show principal plans: By default, well plans are not displayed. Toggling on Show principal plans will display all principal well plans and allows them to be selected for download.
Pull offset wells: When this option is toggled on, any wells that are downloaded will also download their offsets, if they have any.
Pull principal plan: When this option is toggled on, any wells that are downloaded will also download their principal well plan, if one is available.
Set transferred status: When this option is toggled on, any wells that are downloaded will have their status changed on the server to ‘transferred’. This is a useful way to indicate to the server database manager that a data fetch has been performed.