Transform the way you design your wells with our digital well program solution

The DrillPlan solution is a digital well construction planning solution that maximizes the results from your teams by giving them access to all the data and science they need in a single, common system. The automation of repetitive tasks and validation workflows, enables better quality drilling programs to be produced quickly, and ensures your entire plan is coherent.

Because the DrillPlan solution includes circular workflows, plans are improved as new data is added—future programs learn from the experience of all wells planned before.

Designed for the cloud and accessible in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment, the DrillPlan solution provides easy access to all of your well construction projects.

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Well Planning Orchestration

The DrillPlan solution guides collaboration and responsibilities across teams and drives planning procedural adherence:

  • Oversight over all your projects and well planning workflows for completeness and quality

  • Map and customize your company’s well construction workflow process including all required stage gates and standards

  • Implement themed workflows and templates to drive planning efficiency and consistency across your organization

  • Inbuilt digital review and approve systems for technical and management sign-of

  • Live activity feed shows you all the latest updates to the active projects from all your team members

Automated Engineering and Design Validation

Automated Engineering and Design

  • Access all your drilling engineering applications and data in a common system

  • Integrated well construction workflows from trajectory and casing design to fluids and cementing, through to operational activity planning, and AFE

  • Cross-domain collaboration breaks down silos and increases team productivity

  • Automation of repetitive task frees domain experts to have more time to focus on creating new engineering insights

  • Run hundreds of simulations to find the best solution within your design constraints

  • Dynamic AFE from your offset well database and latest engineering update

  • Design traceability to review updates over the life of the project and see how the design changes have optimized the drilling program.

DrillPlan Feature Update: Automated Engineering Analysis and Validation

Design Validation

Improved drilling program coherency and operational reliability.

  • Single data source and models maintains coherency across all workflows and tasks

  • Shared contextual information between applications ensures you are always using the latest engineering outputs

  • Validation engines like torque and drag (T&D) hydraulics and load case analysis are automatically invoked to cross check that your plan is still coherent

  • Engineering flags highlight where you need to interrogate detailed engineering outputs (dashboard)

  • Instantly see how your design changes affect your entire plan and review and validate the final results

DrillPlan - Design Validation

“DrillPlan solution is the most advanced automation tool we have encountered.”—John Watters, OMV Upstream

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Make the Most of Your Data

Leverage integrated learning from your offset well analysis to capture insights and implement improvements.

  • The open architecture enables you to connect to your databases and x-domain information

  • Use your offset knowledge and experience to identify risks and then reduce them through engineering insights and mitigate them through operational recommendations

  • Connection to the operational system allows immediate capture of lessons learned or relevant data for re-planning and implementing your management of change process

  • Probabilistic analysis of non-productive time (NPT) from offset well performance for improved operational forecasting

  • Automatically generate best sequence of operational activities from your most effective offset wells

  • Use statistical tools to can run historical analytics to better understand your operational performance

  • Build an optimized operational sequence and constraints from offset experience and engineering specifications

  • Include your standard operating procedures for improved compliance and HSE performance

DrillPlan - Leverage Integrated Learning

Time and Cost Management

  • Baseline estimations of your time-depth curve from relevant offset wells

  • Instantly see the effects of your engineering updates to performance and cost calculations

  • Connected service contracts let you instantly see how design iterations affect project cost

  • Visualize cost per activity and distribution across the well life cycle



DrillPlan - Time Cost Management


Delivering the coherent drilling program

With the DrillPlan solution, the latest drilling program is always available in the cloud. Whether called up during a design review, team briefing, or on the drilling manager’s tablet on location, the plan is kept coherent with everyone aligned at all times.

  • All team members working concurrently in a single document

  • Management approval system for finalization

  • Generate your digital well program

Top New Features - Latest release


Dynamic Multiphase Kick Tolerance

The DrillPlan coherent well construction planning solution now offers the Dynamic Multiphase Kick Tolerance workflow, which enables the user to make a more accurate assessment of the actual margins in the well if a kick needs to be circulated out.


Upper Completion Design with Automated Validation

Completion is, in most cases, the key driver for the well construction. The completion workflow leverages the general workflows in DrillPlan: task management, review/approval, automated engineering analysis, activity.


New Functionalities for Offshore Subsea Design

The DrillPlan solution is now compatible with offshore subsea well design, featuring a new set of functionalities and configurations. Part of the release includes improvements that are also beneficial for planning offshore dry-tree and land wells.


Automated reporting

The automated reporting workflow enables the generation of consistent high-quality drilling programs in just a few clicks. The latest enhancements of dynamic components, reduce manual input and ensures an evergreen drilling report.


Data-driven drilling parameter optimization

Enhance your operational parameters selection by understanding offset well performance and transferring previous knowledge to your subject well.

DrillPlan Dynamic Well Template

Dynamic well template

Leverage offset constraint correlation to automate multi-well design.


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