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SURVEY - User Manual

User Manual of SURVEY

Foreword...................................................................................................................................1
Naming convention...................................................................................................................1
Menus........................................................................................................................................2
[Open]................................................................................................................................2
[Open].[Well].....................................................................................................................2
[Open].[Branch].................................................................................................................2
[Open].[Well Header].........................................................................................................2
[New Branch].....................................................................................................................5
[Save].................................................................................................................................5
[Save as new].....................................................................................................................6
[Save as new].[Branch]......................................................................................................6
[Save as new].[Well]..........................................................................................................6
[Clear]................................................................................................................................7
[Clear].[Branch].................................................................................................................7
[Clear].[Well].....................................................................................................................7
[Clear].[Workbook]............................................................................................................7
[Draw Wells]......................................................................................................................7
[Anti-collision]...................................................................................................................8
[Geodesy]...........................................................................................................................9
[Interpolate]......................................................................................................................10
[New RTE].......................................................................................................................11
Sheets......................................................................................................................................13
Design sheet.....................................................................................................................13
Survey Table sheet...........................................................................................................14
Graphs sheet.....................................................................................................................15
Drawings sheet.................................................................................................................16
Anti-collision sheet..........................................................................................................18
Trajectory sheet................................................................................................................19
License sheet....................................................................................................................20
SURVEY - User Manual

Foreword

The booklet applies to the current version of the SURVEY spreadsheet (6.78).
It assumes the user is familiar with Directional Drilling terms, with using Excel and using
similar D.D. Software.
The program was tested on Windows XP with SP3, 32 bits with Office 2007 and Windows 8,
64 bits, with Office 2013, English versions.

Naming convention

Actual type (or Actual deviation) is composed of contiguous deviation points and it is
stored as is. Despite the Actual deviation it is shown in the branches list at all times, it may
not be loaded into the “Design” sheet, but only into the “Trajectory” sheet. It may be loaded
as separate branch, or altogether with the parent branch to surface. This last option it is very
handy when the user wants to create a new file with joined wellpaths as a single hole.
Buttons and menu items are marked by square brackets “[ ]”. The subsequent menu items
are separated by dot. For example [Open].[Well] means “pick the menu item [Open] and
then select the [Well] sub-menu item”.
Branch is a section of the hole. It may start from surface (wellhead) or it may start deeper, as
child of a parent branch.
Design type (or Design deviation, or Plan deviation) is composed of wellpath constrain
points (maximum 20 points allowed by this program). The trajectory described by these
points it is calculated every time an operation is done with the respective set of data. The
Design deviation may be loaded in either of the two working sheets, “Design” and
“Trajectory”.
The designed trajectory calculated with the step the user filled into the <Well Header> form,
and it is displayed in full on the sheet “Survey Table”.
Displayed or loaded branch (or data), mean the branch that is shown on the computer
display.
Existing branch (or data), means a branch that was already saved in a well file, on disk.
Offset wells are the wells selected by the user to run anti-collision calculation against.
Parent branch is a relative shallower position of a directly connected hole section in regards
to a deeper hole section, called child branch. It means the first (shallowest) deviation point
of the child it is located on the trajectory of the parent. The section of the hole that is directly
connected to the wellhead, it is also called main hole, it has no parent branch and its starting
deviation point is MD = 0, Inclination = 0, Azimuth = 0.
Program forms and fields are marked with angle brackets “< >”, like <Well Header>.
Reference well is the well selected as central well, for the anti-collision calculation.

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Well file or case file it is a physical file on disk, having a name given by the user (usually
the name of the well) and the extension “.cas”.

Menus

[Open]

menu would allow the user to load data stored on well file, on disk, into the spreadsheet.
Also it allows to edit the <Well Header> data, once loaded.

[Open].[Well]
menu item is used to load the well data, from a “.cas” file, into memory. Really it has not
much importance as the data common to all branches is loaded anyway when a branch of the
well is loaded. However there are some cases when loading the well data only may be useful.

[Open].[Branch]
is the main input operation. By picking this menu item, the user will be allowed to browse
the disk for the desired well file (having the extension “.cas”, being actually an unlocked MS
Access database), and select the name of the branch he wants to load.
If the user is on the “Design” page, he would be allowed to chose only “Design” type
branches, while if he is on “Trajectory”, he would be able to load both “Design” and
“Actual” well trajectories. Moreover, in this case he can load an entire wellpath, even if
composed of several branches from bottom to surface, by checking the <Load well from
surface> box.

Once the branch was


loaded, it is
displayed and ready
to be used. Some of
the specific features
of the branch may be
filled in the <Well
Header> form.

[Open].[Well Header]
menu item would allow the user to fill in the required specific data of the loaded branch and
the shared data of all the branches of a well.

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If the <Well
Header> form
is opened in
the <Design>
sheet, the type
of the well
will be
automatically
set as “Plan”.
It will be set
on “Actual” if
the form will
be opened in
the
“Trajectory”
sheet.
<Step> is the interval used to build/interpolate the designed deviation. Usually it is 100 ft or
30 m. However it may be customized.
The user has also to fill the <VS azimuth> field, which is specific for each branch. Of
course, when representing multiple branches in Vertical Section, only one VS azimuth will
be used.
Some features of the <Well Header> will be locked once they are filled and saved. The main
concern are the Elevations as these may change over time, either due to (more often) a new
activity done in the well (reentry) or even due to subsidence. However the user is allowed to
modify the RTE by the appropriate menu item [New RTE].
[New RTE] will also modify the measured depths of the surveys relative to the new Rotary
Table Elevation.

Tip: In order to use this feature on a well, the well file must not be open.

Tip: For the current version, the <Conductor Pipe> frame is not implemented.

Click on the near by Combo box and select the parent branch.

Note: The name of the current branch will be missing from the Combo box list, as the
current branch cannot be tied to itself.

Then, in the <MD> field, fill in the Measured Depth at which the current branch is connected
to the parent branch. The program will automatically interpolate the other parameters of the
point, including its UTM coordinates.
If the new branch is tied to another branch, check the <Tied on> box. This will expand the
original window as follows:

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If the users
has selected an
already tied
branch and the
tie on point is
above the
parent branch
picked up by
the user, the
program will
automatically
display the
actual parent
branch in the
<Actual
branch tie on>
field, like in
the following
image:

Once the
editing of the
<Well
Header> is
completed, the
user can either
press [Cancel]
to abandon the
changes, or to
press [Apply]
to store the
new data in
the
spreadsheet. If
the user wants
to preserve the
data, he has to
save it in
the .cas file,
by picking the
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[Save] menu item.
Tip: The [Delete] button here is the only safe method to delete an existing branch from a
well file (.cas file on disk). However the deletion is only allowed if the branch to be
deleted is not a parent branch, having another branch connected to it, below its own tie
on point (a child branch). If it is a parent branch, it cannot be deleted until the child
branches are not deleted.

The program should take care updating the data after an I/O operation but,
because it may fail to do it (due to either of a programming error, or because of the
intrinsic nature of the VBA- MS Office environment), it is a good practice for the
user to clear the workbook by the appropriate menu item, [Clear].[Workbook], and
reload the well or the branch as needed.

[New Branch]
menu item is the advised way to add a new branch to an existing, loaded, well.
If the deviation table is not empty (either because the user loaded another branch or the user
has input data forgetting to let the program know it is a new branch), dialog box will ask if to
delete or to preserve the existing data.
Regardless the user has chosen to keep the data, the <Well Header> form opens and the user
may input the minimal, compulsory data .
Press [APPLY] button to apply the changes to the table (not in the file on disk though!).
To save the new branch on the disk, pick the [Save] item of the menu, as the program is
already aware this is a new branch. At this point, the [Save as new].[Branch] menu item
would not work unless you chose to rename the branch.
Note: the data shown in the <Tie on point> frame, will be written on the spreadsheet as
the first line of the deviation table.

[Save]
menu item will simply save the current loaded data of the branch (including its well header)
over its corresponding id.
In order to allow the user to rename a well branch, the branches are identified internally by
an unique number, called branch id. Therefore, even if the user changes the name of a
branch, if then presses [Save], the current branch loaded in the spreadsheet will be
overwritten in its own “.cas” file. If the user plans to save it as a new branch, in the same
well (.cas), he has to use the [Save as new].[Branch] menu item.
Note: Once a branch got another branch tied to it, the parent branch cannot be
modified anymore! The user can trick the restriction by opening the child branch,
tie it to another branch (temporary) till he modifies (and saves) its parent, and then
open the former child branch and tie it again to its parent, as before. The reason or
this restriction is to avoid getting “floating” branches, connected to nothing.

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Tip: If you want to copy a branch from a well to another well, load the respective
branch, then load the destination well, and after pressing [Yes] when asked if you want
to keep the displayed branch, press the [Save] button.
Note: Be aware and let the program to convert the new data (if the new well uses a
different set of measuring units - oilfield system or IS) before saving, to avoid
unpredictable results.
Also, be aware, in this particular case, the program lets the user to save the new
branch even if this is tied to wellhead and the target well has already a branch of its
kind (designed or actual) tied to surface. Therefore use this “branch copy” shortcut
carefully!

[Save as new]
menu allows the user to save the displayed branch as a new branch, either in the current
opened well, or in a new well. However there are some checks done by the program before
doing the saving.

[Save as new].[Branch]
will save the displayed branch as a new branch, in the same well file. However it will do first
some checking to avoid the duplication of the names of the branches when they are same
type (both “design” or both “actual”), or the ranks of the branches.
In contrast with the shortcut of above note, this command would not allow saving of two
branches (of the same type, “design” or “actual”) connected to wellhead. Therefore the
branch to be saved will have to be tied to another branch (see the <Well Header> from for
details).

[Save as new].[Well]
will save the displayed branch in a new well file. This is the only method to create a new
well file (.cas file) using the program.
Tip: The external way to create a new well file, is to simply copy and paste an existing
well file, and then modify the data that may be locked in the <Well Header> form by
using the MS Access. However the latter method is not recommended as a small
incongruence of the data would lead to unpredictably behavior of the program.
The new file is created by SQL commands, using the installed MS Access libraries, and is
transparent to the user. All the user has to do is to provide a name for the new well file and to
select a folder where the new well file shall be created.
The well file encloses tables that are used - along with the deviation of each branch - for the
Torque and Drag program too. The way it works is the same way as the tandem Compass -
Wellplan of Landmark. There is no new file creation in Torque and Drag program.
The creation of the new well file starts with either loading an existing wellpath from a file, or
by pressing the [New Branch] menu item, filling in the <Well Header> form, press [Save],
fill in the deviation and press [Save as new].[Well]. Input the name of the new well file and,
if chose to, select a different folder than the current one.

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The menu is enabled only if there is a branch on the sheet, i.e. a name of the branch and at
least one line of deviation.
The successful creation of the new file is reported by the program.

[Clear]
All the [Clear]
menu items would
only delete the
displayed, loaded
data. They would
not delete data from the well file on disk.

[Clear].[Branch]
Menu item will clear the data associated with the current displayed branch.

[Clear].[Well]
Menu item will clear the data associated with the current loaded well. Beside the data
associated with a certain branch, the program loads the common data of the branches
(including the well header) in the background.

[Clear].[Workbook]
Menu item will clear the entire workbook: loaded branches or wells in any of the two main
sheets (“Design” and “Trajectory”), as well as the charts.

[Draw Wells]

The menu carries out the drawing of the horizontal and vertical projections of the wellpaths.
It is possible to display only one branch or dozens of wells. For the vertical sections, a
preferred azimuth may be filled in.

If there is to be displayed more than one well, the <Use UTM coordinates> box is checked
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by default. For a single well, this is up to the user. Hereafter it was displayed one well with
three trajectories: one actual and two designed, one of which being a child branch.
By default the program displays the full length of the wells, but for the horizontal projection,
the user may select a spider view, with a limited radius - useful for platform slots.
The selected well in the left panel was chosen to be highlighted, pressing [Highlight well
=>].
Checking the box <Use Elevation> will force the wells to be aligned to the sea level.

After pressing [Draw], the selected branches will be calculated and the drawings will be
plotted on the <Drawings> sheet.

[Anti-collision]

The menu carries out the center-to-center calculation between the segments of the Reference
Well and the Offset Wells. It opens a form where the user has to select the Reference Well
(actually the branch) as central trajectory for the anti-collision calculation.
The way it works is as follows: the Reference Well is sectioned in segments of the indicated
length and each of the selected offset wells (here the designed wellpaths were removed, as
being not significant at the time of the drilling of the reference well) is segmented in the
same way. Then the distance (in 3D Cartesian space) between the two segments is calculated
on the interval chosen by the user <From> <to>. If the distance becomes bigger than the
<Max distance>, it is discarded. However, the calculation goes on for the entire chosen
interval, and if the wells get closer to each other and the distance gets smaller than <Max
distance>, the value it is displayed.

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The <Surface hole (csg) size> it is not used by the program, at the moment, therefore it is not
compulsory to fill that field.
Note: Be aware there may be wellpaths that can remain out of the Offset Wells list.
The user is the solely responsible for the wells selection and data integrity!

The buttons are self explanatory. The [Remove plan] will remove all the “Designed”
trajectories as they may be not significant at the moment of the drilling of the Reference
Well.
The two plots are shown in the <Anti-collision> sheet.

[Geodesy]

The menu opens a small form that allows the user to perform coordinates conversions, from
Geographical to UTM, and vice versa, as shown hereafter.
There are about 20 Geodetic Datums stored inside. Select the one you use and press the
appropriate button. Fill the input data either on the top fields (for converting from
Geographical), or in the lower fields (for converting from UTM).

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[Interpolate]

The menu opens a


small form that
allows the user to
perform interpolation
of the displayed
deviation stations.
This means the menu
will be enabled when
the user is either on
<Survey Table>
sheet, or on
“Trajectory” sheet.
However, despite the
menu is enabled
when one of the two sheets are selected, the form would not load unless there are deviation
stations on the sheet. That means the program allows the user to paste existing deviation,
instead of loading it from a .cas file, and still be able to interpolate the deviation.
In the following image, the first two deviation stations are at surface and at 50 ft. However,
the program can interpolate even if the trajectory displayed is tied to another branch
somewhere deeper. In this case, the user has to provide the TVD, North and East of the first
station point though.

The
beauty
of this

calculation is the interpolation is done using also the Minimum Curvature Method, and not a
linear interpolation, therefore the result is extremely precise.
Moreover, the user can interpolate after any of the fields that are not grayed on this form
(MD, Inclination, Azimuth, TVD, North or East).

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If the

interpolation is carried out for MD (as shown above), the program will automatically search
for the two stations that are straddling the interpolated MD, as the MD can be only
continuously increasing. However if the user will chose any of the other above listed fields,
the selection of the two survey stations will have to be done by himself, by moving the
cursor on the right-side scroll bar (as the variation of the rest of the parameters is not
continuously increasing (yes, this is true even for the TVD, in horizontal wells, when the
inclination may exceed 90 deg).
In the next image, the interpolation was done on 17.11 degree inclination (an arbitrary value,
in this example):

As

sometime the user needs to interpolate several depths, the program should help him to save

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the time of copying the data on a sheet of paper. “It should”, as Microsoft implementation of
the data saving in the clipboard fails randomly, without any warning or error code) in the
new versions of Office (sometime it even works!), despite the check box <Copy to
Clipboard> is selected by default.
The user will be warned if he tries to extrapolate data (to calculate outside the existing
deviation depths).

[New RTE]

This menu opens a small form that allows the user to change the RTE in a well file, on disk.
The reasons the user may want to do that are varied: either the planned RTE was not reached
and the actual RTE is either higher or smaller, either the RTE was changed deliberately due
to some technical issues (like CP subsidence, for example), or the old RTE is not feasible
when a new rig is moved on location, for an workover or another activity.
The modification of the RTE will bring the modification of the existing deviation stations,
which are referencing the old position of the Rotary Table. For example if the old RTE was

30 m and the first deviation was recorded at 100 m, if the new RTE would be 33 m, the old
deviation station would be now located at 103 m. Actually all the Measured Depths would
shift with the same difference between the old and the new RTE, in this example with 3 m.
As the operation has to be done on disk, the well file has to be closed. If it is not, the
program will ask the user to close the file, by deleting the well data loaded on spreadsheet.
The best solution would be [Clear].[Workbook] to clear all the loaded data.
The user has only to select the well of which RTE he wants to change and, after the
programs reads and shows the current stored RTE, the user will fill in the <New RTE> and
press [APPLY].
The program will report the successful execution of the task.

Sheets

Design sheet

The sheet allows the


user to design a
trajectory, using some
constraints for the path. These constraints are usually a combination of three parameters
listed in the yellow columns with a computing method selected in the rightmost column,

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except for the “Hold” method,which requires only one parameter.
A particular line is the first one, where the exact position of the point has to be described. In
the hereafter case, the first point it is at the wellhead.
Basically the user will input these three parameters of each constrain, one by one, and then
select the calculation method for each set. If there is no method available, it means the
combination of the parameters is either not supported, or is not uniquely describing a point in
three dimensions.
The sheet works similar to most of the tools used on the market for trajectory design,
therefore it is not detailed here.

WELLAK6P BRANCH AK6P4


4
Lengt
MD Incl Azi TVD North East BUR TR DLS TF
h
No Method
[º/100f [º/100f [º/100f
[ft] [ft] [deg] [deg] [ft] [ft] [ft] [º]
t] t] t]
Tie on
1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
point
1900.
2 Hold
00
2166. 300.0 Constant
3 1.50
67 0 DLS
200.0 Constant
4 2.00 0.00
0 DLS
200.0
5 Hold
0
80.7 300.0 4506.6 Constant
6
8 0 0 DLS
5000.0
7 Hold
0
9655. 80.7 272.1 Constant
8
80 3 2 DLS
5268.5
9 Hold
7
58.0 270.7 5800.0 Constant
10
0 1 0 DLS
6452.0
11 Hold
0
6727.0
12 Hold
0
6991.9
13 Hold
6

If it is a new branch, pick the [New Branch] menu item and fill in the <Well Header> data.
As explained above, at the respective menu section, once the [APPLY] is pressed, the tie on
point will be written on the first line of the table.
Unless you have already a designed plan, it is recommended to input the lines one by one.

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After filling one more line, press [Calculate] and check the result in the tables from Design
and Survey sheets, as well as the drawing on Graphs sheet. If happy, press [Undo] and
resume the work with the next line.
Note : Do not forget to save your work from time to time!
Note: When filling in the <Well Header> select the measuring units system, either
field units (feet, º/100ft) or IS (meters and º/30m). This option will further impact
the units used for the Torque & Drag software, and it cannot be changed!

The result should look like this:

AK6P
WELL4 BRANCH AK6P4
Lengt
MD h Incl Azi TVD North East BUR TR DLS TF
No Method
[º/100f [º/100f [º/100f
[ft] [ft] [deg] [deg] [ft] [ft] [ft] [º]
t] t] t]
Tie on
1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
point
1900.0 1900. 1900.0
2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
0 00 0 Hold
2166.6 266.6 300.0 2166.4 300.0 Constant
3 4.00 4.65 -8.06 1.50 0.00 1.50
7 7 0 5 0 DLS
2366.6 200.0 300.0 2365.3 Constant
4 8.00 15.10 -26.16 2.00 0.00 2.00 0.00
7 0 0 1 DLS
2566.6 200.0 300.0 2563.3
5 8.00 29.02 -50.27 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
7 0 0 6 Hold
5477.8 2911. 80.7 300.0 4506.6 Constant
6 980.17 -1697.71 2.50 0.00 2.50 0.00
4 17 8 0 0 DLS
8557.2 3079. 80.7 300.0 5000.0
7 2499.98 -4330.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
4 40 8 0 0 Hold
9655.8 1098. 80.7 272.1 5179.9 267.6 Constant
8 2796.85 -5361.27 0.00 -2.54 2.50
0 56 3 2 6 1 DLS
10205. 550.0 80.7 272.1 5268.5
9 2816.93 -5903.78 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
87 7 3 2 7 Hold
11723. 1517. 58.0 270.7 5800.0 183.0 Constant
10 2853.09 -7314.44 -1.50 -0.09 1.50
71 84 0 1 0 9 DLS
12954. 1230. 58.0 270.7 6452.0
11 2866.02 -8357.78 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
09 38 0 1 0 Hold
13473. 518.9 58.0 270.7 6727.0
12 2871.47 -8797.84 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
04 5 0 1 0 Hold
13973. 500.0 58.0 270.7 6991.9
13 2876.72 -9221.83 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
04 0 0 1 6 Hold

Survey Table sheet


Every time the [Calculate] is pressed (on Design sheet) the full wellpath is calculated and
shown here. The deviation is interpolated with the <Step> filled in <Well Header>, 50 ft in
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this case.
However the constrain points are included in the wellpath, as shown below:

MD Incl Azi TVD North East VS DLS


[º/100f
[ft] [deg] [deg] [ft] [ft] [ft] [ft]
t]
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
50.00 0.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
100.0
100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
0
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
2100.0 300.0 2099.
3.00 2.62 -4.53 5.11 1.50
0 0 91
2150.0 300.0 2149.
3.75 4.09 -7.08 7.98 1.50
0 0 82
2166.6 300.0 2166.
4.00 4.65 -8.06 9.08 1.50
7 0 45
2200.0 300.0 2199.
4.67 5.91 -10.24 11.54 2.00
0 0 69
2250.0 300.0 2249.
5.67 8.16 -14.14 15.93 2.00
0 0 48
2300.0 300.0 2299.
6.67 10.85 -18.79 21.17 2.00
0 0 19
2350.0 300.0 2348.
7.67 13.97 -24.19 27.25 2.00
0 0 80
2366.6 300.0 2365.
8.00 15.10 -26.16 29.47 2.00
7 0 32
2400.0 300.0 2398.
8.00 17.42 -30.18 34.00 0.00
0 0 32
2450.0 300.0 2447.
8.00 20.90 -36.20 40.79 0.00
0 0 84

On this sheet, the user may do interpolations by picking up [Interpolate] menu.

Graphs sheet

Every time the [Calculate] is pressed (on Design sheet) the wellpath Horizontal and Vertical
projections are shown here. The charts may be customized. The user may change the X and
Y scales, fonts size, etc.
Note: Be aware, the Horizontal Section chart is usually distorted as the X and Y
scales are different.
The coordinates shown here are the coordinates relative to the well head. If the user wants to
see the well with UTM coordinates, ha can use the [Draw Wells] feature.

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On both charts are figured the constraints points of the wellpath, with their labels.
The VS angle, printed in the top of the chart, is the one filled in by the user, in <Well
Header>.

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Drawings sheet

The horizontal and vertical projections of the wellpaths are displayed here. The user has
granted access to the sheet in order to customize the charts as he wants.
The output will look like hereafter:

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Anti-collision sheet

On this sheet the user can see a ladder plot of the selected offset wells.
This is the reason you may see some curves going out of the chart and coming back later.

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Note: As you could read here, the calculation is done center-to-center. There is no
uncertainty taken into account at this stage of development.

Trajectory sheet

On this sheet the user can do all the operations he is allowed to do on <Design> sheet, and
even more! The only operation he cannot do is overwriting a designed trajectory.
Probably the most exciting operation is the loading of either of the two types of trajectories
(designed or planned), including the connected segments to surface, like in the following
example:

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In this case, a
designed trajectory
was picked up and,
as the Tie on point is
not at wellhead, the
<Load well from
surface> check box
is enabled and, if
checked, it will load
and display the full
deviation for the
picked branch, from bottom to surface, as a single, continuous wellpath.

The loaded deviation is calculated automatically and, in the rightmost column of the table,
the user would be able to see to which well segment (branch) is each station belonging.
The loaded deviation can be saved (if it is an actual data) or saved as new branch in the
opened well, or saved as new branch in a new well file, thus creating a new well, with one
actual deviation.
However, only the deviation connected to surface (MD=0) can be saved as new well, in
order to avoid “floating” wellpaths.
The sheet is versatile and allows the direct input or paste of a set of data that can be saved in
an already opened well.
The data pasted (MD, Inclination and Azimuth if connected to surface, plus the TVD, North
and East of the first station, if not) can be calculated pressing [Calculate].

License sheet

The file may be only freely distributed and may not be sold. It is distributed "as is". No
warranty of any kind is expressed or implied. You're using it at your own risk. The author
cannot be liable for data loss, damages, loss of profits or any other kind of loss while using
or misusing this software. You may not use code, copy, emulate, clone, rent, lease, sell,
modify, decompile, disassemble, otherwise reverse engineer the program, or any subset of
the licensed program. All rights are reserved by Marius Tulceanu.
The program is based on SPE paper 84246 by Steven Sawarin and J. Thorogood from BP
and "Improved method makes a soft landing of well path" by Xiushan Liu, Zaihong Shi.
Special thanks to Steve for sending me some code for this program.
The program was tested on Win XP 32 bits with Office 2007 and on Win 8 64 bits with
Office 2013, English versions, but it still may have some flaws.
It requires macro security medium setting.

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If you find errors, please send me the input data and a short description of the error and I’ll
send you back the file after the bug fixing, ASAP.
To contact me, please use the following address: tulceanu@drill-byte.com
with the subject “software-SURVEY” to avoid the anti-spam protection.

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