Noah Consulting to Present on Wellbore Schematics System of Record at SPE Gulf Coast Luncheon


please join us for

Society of Petroleum Engineers’ (SPE) Gulf Coast
Digital Energy Study Group Luncheon

Date: January, 21 2015
Time: 11:30-1:30
Location:  Norris Westchase Center

9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102

Houston, Texas 77042



A wellbore schematic is an informative and accurate representation of the downhole and surface components in a well.  The potential impact of not knowing the accurate depths and dimensions of well jewelry and exactly what is in a well can turn a minor workover into a major one.  This can lead to additional rig time, costs, and lost production – or worse, the loss of a producing well.

In a recent successfully completed project, the client had a need for a system of record (SOR) for wellbore schematics because engineers were making business decisions without being absolutely sure that they were using the most up-to-date information. Prior to this project, wellbore schematics were not consistently created resulting in schematics created in different formats and locations, with various levels of complexity. Additionally, it was during well completion that wellbore schematics were created without a process for updating the schematic through workovers and routine maintenance. Without standards, consistent work processes, and an established SOR, these additions or changes were not captured.

This particular solution leveraged Peloton’s Wellview as the SOR, developing an innovative system that automates the generation of accurate wellbore schematics using data within Wellview. This solution now allows the engineering community to be sure they are always looking at the most current schematic with all relevant jewelry in the wellbore.

In this presentation, we will review the project as well as specific issues, challenges, and lessons learned while implementing this solution. The standards, processes, and templates developed for the solution will be described. We will discuss the flexibility that Wellview offers, as engineering needs and regulatory needs vary from company to company.

Speaker Bio:
Curley Thomas is a principal at Noah Consulting with nearly a decade of experience in information technology project implementation for business functions in upstream oil & gas.

As a Six Sigma Green Belt, Curley has honed project management, communication and facilitation skills. His background ranges from, but is not limited to, application upgrades and enhancements, drilling and production applications, and well life-cycle systems (Peloton Suite, Merrick Suite and Schlumberger Applications).

He is currently working at a supermajor on a project that will significantly improve the efficiency and consistency of the well engineering processes. As a business analyst, he provides guidance in establishing data governance and best practices.  

Curley is an experienced and engaging speaker having presented at leading industry events, including the 18th Annual Petroleum Network Education Conferences (PNEC) and 2014 Peloton Conference.