3.0 - Software Overview

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.

Directional Well Planning Module:

  • 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.

Anti-Collision Module:

  • 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

    • Travelling Cylinder Plot

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Import Compass Export Files

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

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.

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.

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

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

WITS & Remote Directional Drilling

  • Supports WITS & WITSML 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.


  • 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.

Innova Web Portal

  • 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.

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

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.

  • Motor Yield Calculator.

  • Motor and MWD Forecasting.

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.

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