Solo Cloud Integration Guide

A step-by-step guide to using the Solo Cloud feature in Well Seeker Pro version onwards.

1.0 - Introduction

From version onwards, Well Seeker Pro includes an integrated geosteering update feature which automatically creates new plans using updated geosteering data from ROGII’s Solo Cloud. This utilizes Well Seeker’s existing Create Offset Plan tool, combined with input data automatically pulled from Solo Cloud. In combination this negates the requirement for user input, speeds up the geosteering update workflow and eliminates a source of human error.

Additionally, this feature can pull the formation top data (topsets) from Solo Cloud and overwrite Well Seeker’s Lithology table data.

This document will guide the user through the specifics of the setup and operation of this feature.

2.0 – Create an offset plan from a Solo Cloud target line

For this feature to work, the user requires a stable internet connection and an Actual Well / Survey setup in the Well Seeker database tree. For detailed steps regarding how to achieve this, refer to the Well Seeker Pro How to Guide.

  1. Open any survey table under the well of interest.

  1. Select Tools > Solo Cloud.

  1. Check and then expand the relevant Organization, Well and Actual Well item in the Object Explorer. As you select items in the Object Explorer, the Settings dialog will update accordingly.

  1. Chose the Auto Update setting. Select YES or NO.

YES: When a new starred Target Line is added to the Solo Cloud database, or an existing starred line is changed in some way, the Well Seeker user will receive a pop up message within the Well Seeker interface, informing the user of the existence of the new target line and offering the user the choice of creating a new plan within Well Seeker. If the user selects to create a new plan, the plan will be automatically generated in Well Seeker and selected as the principal plan. This new plan will also be pushed to Solo Cloud. If the user chooses not to create a new well plan, nothing will change. If the user selects YES, set the frequency of updates in minutes using the Update Rate (mins) field.

NO: The user picks the target line and creates an offset plan manually from the Solo Cloud dialog.

  1. In the Back to Plan Transition field choose either STEP or SMOOTH. When the user creates a new offset plan in Well Seeker, it will be pushed back to Solo Cloud. This setting decides if the transition between the old plan and the new will be a step change, or a smooth transition. If SMOOTH is chosen, set the dogleg severity in the Back to Plan DLS field. Note that the smooth transition will only be displayed in Solo Cloud (below right). In Well Seeker, the transition is displayed as a step regardless of what is chosen here.

  1. Check and expand the Target Lines level and select the relevant target line. Target lines that are currently Starred within Solo Cloud will display with a green T icon next to them. This is to indicate the most recent target line. The Object Info section will display the target line data when selected.

  1. Select the Create offset plan icon. The offset plan will then be automatically created and will be accessible in the Well Seeker database. Close the Solo Cloud dialog. Note that when Auto Update is selected, the user will only need to manually create the first target line, after that a dialog will pop up on the screen any time a change in target line is detected.

When added to the database tree, the name of the offset plan will contain the name of the target line, the date and time it was added to Well Seeker, and whether it is using a STEP or SMOOTH transition (even when named smooth, it will always be stepped in Well Seeker).

The new offset plan will be automatically pushed to Solo Cloud and set as the principal plan in Well Seeker.

  1. How the user should then proceed depends on whether they chose YES or NO for the Auto Update setting in step 5:

Selecting YES:

If a new target line is created and starred, or the current starred target line is changed in any way (including target thickness) in Solo Cloud, the Well Seeker Pro user will receive a popup message, describing the new target. If the user clicks on Ignore, no change will be made in Well Seeker. If they click on Accept, a new offset plan will be created in the database tree, and will be set as the principal plan for the well. It will also be automatically selected as an offset well so if a chart is open it will show up immediately.

Selecting NO:

The user will not automatically receive an update if any changes are made in the Solo Cloud database. They should periodically re-open the Solo Cloud dialog to check if any updates have been added to their project.

If a change has been made, the user should repeat steps 7 and 8 to create a new offset plan in their Well Seeker database tree.

Note: Well Seeker creates a new plan for EVERY target line change detected, even if this is just a change in an existing target line e.g. thickness. This is important because it is handled differently in Star Steer. This is discussed in more detail in the next section.

3.0 – Offset Creation in Solo Cloud

Whenever the user accepts a new target line in Well Seeker, either through the auto-update feature or manually using the Solo Cloud dialog, it always results in a new plan being created in the Well Seeker database tree. At the same time, Well Seeker transmits the plan back to Solo Cloud and the StarSteer software.

However, this does not necessarily result in a new plan being created in the StarSteer interface. In StarSteer, each target line can only have one plan from Well Seeker associated with it. If a plan already exists for a target line, it will be overwritten by the new plan transmitted from Well Seeker. The date and time in the name of the plan will change to show when the update was received.

For example, the StarSteer user has two target lines for a well. Target Line 1 is currently starred and the user creates an offset plan from this. Below left is Well Seeker and right is Star Steer.

They then make a change to Target Line 1, and this change is sent to Well Seeker. The Well Seeker user accepts the target line change, which creates a new plan in Well Seeker (below left) and sends this back to Star Steer. Because Target Line 1 already has a plan associated with it in Star Steer, the plan is overwritten and the name is updated (below right).

The StarSteer user than changes the starred target line to Target Line 2, which does not currently have a plan assigned to it. This change is sent to the Well Seeker user, who accepts the change, and a new plan is transmitted back. Because Target Line 2 currently has no plan, a brand new plan is created in StarSteer.

4.0 – Pull Topsets into Well Seeker’s Lithology table

  1. Follow section 2, steps 1 to 4.

  2. Select Topsets and then the desired Topset group. Note that the check boxes will NOT be selectable. Only the text can be selected. The Object Info section will update with the relevant formation top data.

  1. Select the Pull Tops icon. Select Yes to the overwrite existing lithologies message. Close the Solo Cloud dialog. The Lithologies table for the current actual wellbore will have been overwritten with the Solo Cloud Topsets data.

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