at ITC are proud to present the new PFAS version 8.0 that was released in
version has a brand new look and feel, that will improve your efficiency
working with well data.
power of PFAS is stronger than ever:
both depth based data and time based data - add a survey, and you can
view all your data in TVD, MD or both.
your own calculations and put them into the PFAS menu. You will have
more control over calculations than you ever dreamt of !
Existing users can upgrade from http://www.itcas.no
News in version 8.0
Redesigned user interface where all data are shown in the main window.
User defined width of each data track (without using templates).
Save templates with the project data. This makes it easier to exchange
data with remote locations.
PFAS “remembers” last screen layout for each project.
Improved printing capabilities – make more presentable reports.
Improved use of survey data.
ITC plans to implement WITS-ML to
enable real time data exchange as soon as called for by one of our
customers. The systemization and choice of WITS-ML expertise has been done
– so we are ready to act.
Next version will include a user
defined plug-in functionality for external applications. This will further
on enhance the PFAS capability as the “Top Layer Application” for well
planning and efficient drilling.
The PFAS Workbench
PFAS is being used by oil
companies and has been developed since 1992. The main contributors are
the Norwegian Oil companies Sage Petroleum and Hydro.
PFAS is a multi-disciplinary
system for planning new wells, following up during drilling and for post
analysis. PFAS is used by geo-mechanics, pore pressure specialists,
petro-physicists, well-site geologists, drilling engineers and anybody who
need to have access to well data and/or analysis tools.
Therefore, PFAS is a multi-user
system, made for multiple persons to have simultaneous access the same
data. Users may have differentiated access to various groups of data or
PFAS handles all kind of depth
related data (for example logs or incidents related to depths) and
time based drilling data. Attach a survey, and the reports can be
presented in TVD or MD or both.
handles all data on a project basis. This means that all data for one
project (one well or one analysis) are stored in a set of files. These
files can easily be copied to a new location or sent by email.
PFAS Data Manager
The Data Manager
is an add-on to the PFAS Workbench.
The Data manager handles a database with data from all available
wells that is easy to access for all PFAS users. This improves the
availability of the data, in addition to a more powerful QA/QC
functionality where data can be quality approved or attached to various
The figure below shows the data
used by PFAS in a well planning process in Norsk Hydro.
NOTE: This is not required data,
but it shows the power of the application. (A lot of useful information
can come from only a few data in PFAS). QA/QC is an integrated part
– integration from density logs
pressure using Eaton method, Ratio method or Quick Look method. Draw
trend lines on sonic logs, resistivity logs or d-exponents.
and collapse – minimum and maximum mud weight boundaries from
Analysis to calculate stress directions.
Technique to calculate stress directions and magnitude
defined Calculations. A powerful way for the users to insert their
“own” calculations into the PFAS system.
all kind of depth related data in TVD or MD.
information (lithology, litho-stratigraphy and chrono-stratigraphy)
for FMT, RFT, annotation, faults, tight hole problems, gas values,
hydro carbon, composite data symbols, shallow gas, swelling clay,
coring, different types of comments (related to depths) and much
text comments can be placed anywhere on a presentation.
templates and your company logo for uniform and representative
based drilling data
based data can be mixed with depth based data.
reports can be shown on the screen, printed on a printer or plotter,
or you can write the report to a graphic file (jpg, tiff, bmp, wmf or
emf) for use in documents.
Why is the Planning
& Field Application Software (PFAS) unique ?
Software has been developed over a long period, starting in 1992 based on
the need to have multi-skilled well support groups to co-ordinate the
drilling and well planning process in an modern organised oil company.
the “Top Layer Application” where all well data can be stored and
presented. PFAS can read ASCII data on any format, and can also export/import
data to and from special software from other vendors. Typically it will
handle Geological, Seismic, Geo-mechanical, Geo-pressure, Drilling and
Petro-physical (log) data.
the workbench and co-ordinating facility to enable the production and
maintenance of a well plan throughout all faces of the operation.
be used as “a stand-alone” software. But the most efficient result is
with the complete package, PFAS Workbench plus the Data Manager,
with the database included, which handles both raw data and calculated
data with a high level of QA / QC.
chosen in oil companies that want to adopt the philosophy developed
through the development of PFAS, the “well support group”.
ITC has a
unique way of co-operating with the expert users in several companies, but
in particular Hydro and leading Service Companies. In this way we have
access to the most experienced scientists in the North Sea and the Middle
the leading well design and drilling operation training school in Norway,
thus all needed training can be tailored and delivered at any location,
with high focus on PFAS and well support group thinking.