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Petrel Well Design

The Petrel Well Design course is designed specifically to learn the well planning fundamentals and Petrel drilling workflows through four (4) main topics: offset well analysis, well design, well positioning and real-time operations.

You will be guided through the preparation stage for the data used in well design: this includes the project setup, data import and preparation processes. You will learn how to import well trajectories and targets from third-party applications, such as EDM. You will undertake well design exercises integrating all the elements of the well planning:

  • from making offset well analysis using drilling risks;
  • defining geological targets;
  • building drillable well paths to intercept geological targets;
  • running trajectory uncertainty analysis;
  • creating driller’s targets;
  • performing anti-collision analysis;
  • modifying the planned well path to avoid collision with nearby wells;
  • and finally generating reports and plotting.

After the planning phase, you will learn how real-time data acquisitions are handled in Petrel.


This course is available in the following languages: English - Russian

Drilling engineers, geologists, and petro-technical personnel with fundamental knowledge in Petrel and  who needs to understand well path design and optimization within Petrel.

Learning activity mix

Petrel fundamental:

• Petrel platform introduction

• Petrel interface and windows

• Set units and CRS for a new project;

• Import well head, trajectory, well logs, well tops and image;

• Display data in 2D and 3D windows;

• Creating well section window;

• Objects spreadsheets and settings.

Make/edit geological targets

Well design

• Create well plan using Well plan designer;

• Create well plan from Template;

• Modify well plan using Well plan designer, dragger, and Inspector;

• Convert proposed wells to advanced plans

• Create well plan report;

Well positioning

• Trajectory uncertainty;

• Driller’s target;

• Anti-collision;

• No-go zone;

• Create anti-collision report.

Offset well analysis:

• Import offset well data using indexed EDM files;

• Import drilling events;

• create drilling risk and manage risks;

• Import and display BHAs.


• Introduce real-time data handling in Petrel


• Making scaled map view for well plan;

• Generate vertical section for plan;

• Making scaled vertical view for well plan.

Petrel Fundamentals course.

In addition some basic knowledge of well design and drilling is recommended

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