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WellSectionsinPetrel2010

GeologistswhousePetreltocreateanduseWellSectionshavenoticedasignificantchangeinthisareabetween
Petrel2009andPetrel2010.ChangeshavebeenmadeinrelationtothetemplatesthatdescribehowaWellSection
looks,aswellasthelocationofitemsonaWellSection.ThisTIPS&TRICKSshows:1)howtocreatebasic(andnot
sobasic)WellSectionsinPetrel2010,2)wheretheelementsarenowlocated,and3)theuseoftemplatesinthe
newversion.
OneofthebiggestchangesinPetrel2010istheuseoftemplates.Inordertoshowthesechanges,wewillbuild
multipleWellSectionsandadditemstothemby:
Addingwells
Changingtheorderofthewells
Addinglogs
Changingtheorderofthelogsandtracksinthesection
Colorfillingbetweenthelogandatrackboundary
Placingmultiplelogsinonetrack
Colorfillingbetweenthelogsinthetrack
AddingWellTops
Colorfillingbetweenthetops
UseofTemplates(bothPetrelsuppliedandUserdefined)

Creating a Well Section


1. To create a well section, click onWindow New well section window

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2. YouwillthenseeapaneltoSelectnewwellsectiontemplate.Youcancreateanewtemplateorusea
previouslyexistingtemplate.Ifyouhavecreatedoneormoretemplatesbefore,theyareavailableto
chooseagainorPetrelprovidessomepredefineddefaulttemplates.TemplatesusedinPetrel2009are
convertedandsaved,adoptingthenameofthewellsection,thensequencing1,2,3,etc.

3. ThetemplatesmayalsobefoundnearthebottomoftheTemplatestabinthefolderWellsectiontemplates.
Fornow,letschoosetocreateanewtemplateandusethedefaultname(inthiscase;Wellsection
template2).

4. ClickOKandthenewemptyWellSectionappearsinthegraphicsareaandalsoatthebottomofthe
Windowstab.

Itisnowtimetoaddwellstothesection.

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Add wells to a Well Section
TherearethreemethodsforaddingwellstoaWellSection:
ClickingonthewellsintheWellsfolderand
Clickingonthewellsina3Dwindow.
AddingwellsintheWellSectionSettingsDefinitiondialogusingthehorizontalbluearrow.Highlight
oneormorewellsandclickthehorizontalbluearrowandtheyareaddedtothebottomofthewelllistfor
thesection.
Fornow,letsclickonthewellsintheWellsfolder.Wewilllookatanothermethodlater.
1. ExpandtheWellsfolderuntilyoucanseethewells

2. Inthisexample,IclickedonthewellsC1,C2,C3andC7inthatorder.Thewellsappearinthatorderinthe
Wellsection.Also(thefirstchangefromPetrel2009),thewellsappearintheSettingsdialogfortheWell
sectionundertheWindowstab.BringuptheSettingsandgototheDefinitiontabandyouwillseethewells.
(Petrel2009andpreviousversionshadthewellslistedundertheWellSectionpictureintheWindowstab.)

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3. Tobebetterabletoseewherethewellslierelativetoeachother,opena3DwindowanddisplaytheWells
alongwiththeWellsectionfencefromtheWellsectionintheWindowstab.

4. IcanseefromtheWellsectionfencethatabetterorderforthewellswouldbeC7C1C2C3.Tochangethe
order,returntotheWellSectionSettingsDefinitiontab,andhighlighttheC7well.Usethe
Uparrow onthelefttomoveittothetopofthelist.

5. AfterhittingApplyorOK,thefencenowlooksmorelikeIwantittolook.

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andthesectionnowappearswiththechosenwellsandthedepthtracks.

NotethatthedepthtracksareinSSTVD,startatdifferentdepthsandhavedifferentscales.Thesecanalso
bechangedintheSettingsDefinitiontab.
6. ClickontheAbsolute(printedscale)buttonandchangethescaletoaconstantvalue(like2200).
7. Next,changetheWellpositionsynchronizationtoFlattenondepthandpick2000SSTVD.
8. ClickOK.Sometimes,toseetheflattening,youmusttrytoscrollonewellandtheotherswillclickinto
place.Thesectionnowlookslike:

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Add logs to a Well Section
1. Addinglogstoawellsectionisasimpleprocedure.SimplyexpandtheWellsGlobalwelllogsfolderand
clickinfrontofalogtoadd.LetsaddtheGamma,PorosityandNetNonnetlogs.Onewellinthesection:

Wehavenowaddedtothetemplatealso.TherearemultiplewaystoopenthetemplateSettings:
ClickontheShowwellsectiontemplatesettings button
UndertheWellsectioninthe
Windowstab;rightclickonWell
sectiontemplatesOpentemplate
settingstemplatename

UndertheWellSectionSettingsDefinitiontab,clickontheShowwellsectiontemplatesettings
button

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2. Bringupthetemplateusingoneoftheabovemethods.IfPetrelasksyoutoUpdatethecurrenttemplate,
clickOK.UndertheWellsectiontemplatesettingstab,youcannowseethelogtemplates.Theseshowthe
tracksinthewellsectioninorder.

3. ChangethetrackordertohavethedepthtrackbetweenthePorosityandNetNonnettracks.Dothisby
clickingonAutomatic(Thisshowsthedepthstyle(SSTVD,TVD,TVT,etc.)dependingonwhatthesectionis
in)andusingthedownarrow tothelefttoplaceitinthecorrectposition.

4. ClickingApplyorOKchangesthewellsection.

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Color-fill the logs
Now,letscolorfillbetweenthelogsandthetrackedge.
1. ClickontheCreate/editcurvefill iconontheFunctionbar
2. Clickinalogtrackonthesideofthelogcurveyouwantfilledwithcolor.

Andthetrackisfilledwithcolor.Thecolorcomesfromthetemplatesettingsforthattypeoflog.
3. Also,filltheotherlog.Notethatallthewellsinthesectionhavetheir
logsfilled.

4. Ifyoudontwantthecolortogototheedgeofthetrack,putthecursoratthepointinthecolorfillwhere
youwantthecolortostopandclickagain.

Allofthisinformationaboutlogcolorisstoredinthetemplate.
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Creating another Well Section
WewillcreateasecondWellsection
1. Create another well section by clicking onWindow New well section window

2. Again,youwillseeapaneltoSelectnewwellsectiontemplate.Oncemore,letscreateanewtemplate
calledinthiscase:Wellsectiontemplate3.

IfyoucheckShowsettings,thetemplatesSettingsdialogopenswhenyouclickOK.
3. ClickOKandthenewemptyWellSectionappearsinthegraphicsareaandalsoatthebottomofthe
Windowstab.

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Wewilladdwellstothissectiongraphically.
4. Createanew3Dwindoworclearallvisualizationsoutofanexisting3Dwindow.
5. DisplaytheWellsinthe3Dwindow
6. UseTileHorizontaltobeabletoseeboththe3DwindowandtheWellSectionatthesametime.(Ifother
windowsarealsoactive,deactivatethemsoonlythe3DwindowandtheWellSectionareactive.Then
pressTileHorizontalagain).
7. ActivatetheprocessStratigraphyWellcorrelation.ThisaddsanicontotheFunctionbar.PresstheAdd
welltowellsection icon
8. Clickonthewellsintheorderyouwantthem
addedtothesection.(Youmustclickonthe
wellpathoftheobject.Selectioncanbe
difficultifthewellpathsareverythinorthere
aremanywells.Youmighthavetomakethe
PipewidthlargerunderWellsSettings
StylePathinordertobeabletoaccurately
pickthewells).Asyoupickthewells,you
shouldseethemappearintheWellsectionand
alsohavetheWellsectionfenceappearinthe
3Dwindow.

(Onceagain,ifthewellsareinthewrongorder
onthesection,gototheWellSection
SettingsDefinitiontabandchangetheorder.
Ifyouclickonawellyoudontreallywantin
thesection,deleteitfromthesectioninthe
sameplace.)

9. MaketheWellsectioncovertheentiregraphicsarea(inotherwords,getridofthe3Dwindow;weare
finishedwithit).

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Add logs to the new Well Section
1. ExpandtheWellsGlobalwelllogsfolderandclickinfrontofalogtoadd.Again,letsaddtheGamma
andPorositylogs.Oneloginthesection:

Wewanttoputthelogsinthesametrackinthissection.
2. Openthetemplateusingoneofthemethodsdescribedearlierandupdatethecurrenttemplate.
3. HighlightthenameofthePorositylog(notthePorositytrack).UsetheUpArrow icontomovethe
logintotheGammatrack.
4. ClickApplyorOKtochangetheWellSection.

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Color-Fill Between the Logs
1. HighlighttheGammatrackinthetemplateWellsectiontemplate3andgototheCurvefillingtabonthe
rightsideofthetemplate.

2. ClickontheAddnewcurvefilling icontoaddanobject.
3. MaketheDepthintervalfromTopofwelltoBottomofwell
4. MaketheFilledgefromCurvetoCurve.MakethetopcurveGammaandthebottomcurvePorosity.
5. ChooseaFillstylePatternandFillstyleFillcolorthatyouwantforthetypeofdata

6. BesuretheBoxinfrontofColorfillischeckedinordertoseewhatyouhavedone

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7. Repeatsteps25above,exceptinstep4:makethetopcurvePorosityandthebottomcurveGamma.Also,
chooseadifferentFillstylePatternandFillcolor.PressOK

8. Closethetemplate
Add Well Tops to the Section
AddtoppickstothesectionbyclickingtheboxinfrontoftheWellTops.TurnonandoffintheStratigraphyfolder
anyyoudonotwantonthesectionoranyyouwantonthesectionthatarenotdisplayedasyoulike.

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Experiment with Templates
WehavenowmadetwoWellsectionsusingdifferenttemplates.Now,wewillseewhatcanbedonewiththe
templates.
1. MakesurethesecondWellsectionisactive(theonewiththetwologsinthesametrack).
2. OntheToolbaratthetopofthesection,clickontheblacktriangletotherightofthetemplatename.You
willseeallavailabletemplates.

3. ChooseWellsectiontemplate2.TheWellSectionchangestotheothertemplate,butusingthewellsfrom
thissection.

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4. ChangetothePetrelsuppliedSignaturestemplate

5. ReturntothetemplatewebuiltWellsectiontemplate3.
6. Now,makethefirstWellsectionwebuiltactive.ThisusesWellsectiontemplate2.
7. Pickanewtemplate,thePetrelsuppliedCoretemplate.

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8. CheckoutotherPetrelsuppliedtemplatesalso.ThecompletelistoftemplatescanbefoundinTemplates
Wellsectiontemplates.Inthesampleproject,thislistnowlookslike:

Conclusion
WehavegeneratedtwosectionswithtemplatesandexperimentedwithPetrelsuppliedtemplates.Thisisjusta
sampleofwhatcanbedoneinWellSectionsinPetrel2010.Thegoalherewastoshowsomeofthenewthingsthat
canbedonewithtemplates,sincethestructureanduseofthesetemplatesareoneofthemajordifferences
betweenPetrel2010andpriorversions.Thesechangesmaketemplatesapowerfultoolthatiseasytouse(once
youhavelearnedhow).TheyaresavedtothePetrelprojectjustlikeallotherdataissaved.Templatescanbe
movedfromoneprojecttoanotherusingFileReferenceprojecttoolwhichmakesthemeasytotransferfromone
teammembertoanotherorfromafinishedprojecttoanewone.