Integrated Database with Database Explorer - mirrors real world drilling projects making it simple to navigate between projects, wells, proposals and surveys etc. Software remembers last location in each project making it simple to switch between active jobs. Database Explorer provides easy-to-understand map of all projects in the database. Quantity of data is restricted only by size of computer’s hard-drive.

Data Reference - provides single-click real-time switching between different measurement systems, Grid and True North references, and vertical and horizontal datums. Intelligent adjustments of RKB Elevations. Units are completely customisable yet easy to configure. Provision for preferred options and data references with warnings when non-preferred options are selected before printing or exporting data.

Customisation – provision for custom branding of reports and plots using company logo, fonts and colour themes, plus export and import of custom configurations including preferred references, reporting options, display options etc.

Coordinate Conversions – between local coordinates, geographical coordinates and virtually all known world coordinate mapping systems. Intelligent entry of coordinates and vertical datums allows for complete versatility in viewing data and printing reports. Integrated link to Google maps for directions to well location or clients office.

Magnetic Calculations – calculation of declination, dip and Btotal from well location and survey date using IGRF, EMM, WMM, BGGM*, HDGM* and MagVAR* magnetic models with option to manually enter magnetic parameters if preferred (*separate license required for BGGM, HDGM and MagVAR magnetic models).

Well-Planning – sophisticated well planning spreadsheet interface with intuitive “best-guess” solution allowing well-planner to adjust only the critical variables needed to tweak result. Innovative well-plan “stage” design eliminates the need for complicated collection of different projection methods. Allows the creation of unlimited number of well profile types from simple “S” wells through to multi-stage 3D extended reach wells to numerous targets.

Target Editor – provides easy creation of any shaped target from circular to complex polygon tilted with separate target plane and target entry attitudes. Targets may be shared between any number of well plans and surveys.

Survey Editor – facilitates easy entry of survey data with intelligent data recognition allowing seamless entry of data in any recognised format. Spreadsheet interface shows distance and direction to associated well plan and proposed inclination and direction at adjacent point on well plan. Shows distance and direction to paired (SAGD) well. Shows proximity to closest adjacent well. Comprehensive array of editing functions provides ability to adjust measured depths for wireline or pipe stretch, azimuths for declination corrections and inclinations for tool calibration errors etc. Create composite survey using measured depths, inclinations and azimuths from several surveys, correct multiple surveys to bottom-hole benchmark (for mining applications), enter survey data as vertical depths, northings and eastings (relative to any datum).

Drilling Slide Sheet – allows survey data to be entered as a pipe tally with associated inclinations, azimuths, slide and rotate lengths and times, from which ROP, Motor Output and Slide Ahead etc. are calculated enabling driller to predict future motor outputs.

Drilling Reports - a full featured drilling data entry module is used to record drilling activity, time breakdowns, personnel, bit records, pump parameters, drilling parameters, mud properties and drill-string components etc., which are subsequently used to produce custom branded daily drilling reports, drill run reports, end-of-well reports and personnel time sheets. 

Invoice Reports - price list and standard invoice items are used to create professional custom branded detailed and summary invoices.

Data Export – proposal and survey data may be exported to a series of different export formats based on preferred interpolation intervals and user defined units, north reference and coordinate and datum origins (other export formats may be added upon request).

Data Import – proposal and survey data may be imported from virtually any type of data file. A data import wizard allows the user to easily define the parameters necessary to import the data from a particular file type and once defined, KellyDown remembers the definition for future imports. The import module intelligently recognises data formats and will skip lines in the file that do not contain recognisable survey data. Data may also be copied and pasted from external sources such as PDF files.

Project Ahead – four project-ahead modules are provided – Correction Run, Ouija Board, Build/Drop/Turn and Trend Analysis. Each module first projects the current survey data to the bit based on a configurable sequence of up to four slide/rotate stages (transferred from the slide sheet).

  • Correction Run - corrects the survey data back to the associated well plan based on a defined dogleg rate, a defined course length or a defined measured depth on the well plan.
  • Ouija Board - projects the survey data to any of the associated targets using a selection of parameters such as course length, inclination, azimuth, vertical depth, dogleg rate and/or toolface azimuth.
  • Build/Drop/Turn - calculates the build/turn or drop/turn required to hit any point on the target plane.
  • Trend Analysis - projects the existing survey data forward along the current trend of the profile until it penetrates the target plane.

All project-ahead modules are dynamically linked to the KellyDown Visualiser allowing the user to clearly see how the projections relate to the survey data, the proposal data and the targets. The Visualiser is instantly updated as the user adjusts each projection or switches between each of the project-ahead modules.

Import and Export – complete projects, structures and/or wells etc. may be exported and imported between databases providing easy updates of rig-based computers with updated data from the office.

Slot Coordinates – a slot template wizard makes it easy to configure multi-well pads and structures. The slot coordinate spreadsheet allows the user to enter slot coordinates based on local, map and/or geographic coordinates relative to any pre-defined datum. A graphics window shows a schematic representation of the slot layout.

Site Optimiser - used to determine the best position for a structure based on the location of several targets and preferred kick-off depth and build rates etc.

Lease Lines, Section Lines and Hard Lines – may be entered relative to local, map or geographical coordinates or based on sequential distance and direction and viewed in a graphics window.

Casing Program, Survey Program, Formation Tops and Profile Comments – are entered via intelligent spreadsheet interfaces and viewed in a graphics window.

Reports – reports of all elements of KellyDown may be quickly and easily produced and previewed or sent directly to a printer. Reports are customised according to either the company or client branding and configured to include various elements referenced to any of the predefined horizontal or vertical origins, north reference or units systems (other report formats may be added upon request).

Plots – single-well and multi-well horizontal and vertical section plots are viewed onscreen and may be dynamically manipulated using mouse moves while the scale is updated in real-time, thereby providing a simple-to-use method of producing small scale plots.

Anti-Collision Scans – all wells in a project are scanned for proximity using an efficient logic that quickly eliminates profiles that pose no threat of collision. Wells that are a threat are scanned in detail to produce either a summary or detailed anti-collision report that includes a Ladder Plot, Clearance Factor Plot and Travelling Cylinder Plot. Scans optionally include uncertainty data based on ISCWSA error models (Rev.4 - June 2015) with ellipse separation and clearance factor data. A dynamic quick-scan utility provides a real-time proximity scan whilst proposal or survey data is entered and/or modified.

Quick-Well Wizard – helps user who are more familiar with less sophisticated directional drilling applications to easily add new wells to a KellyDown project. The user may add all the basic information in a single well configuration screen and the wizard will create the necessary database hierarchy elements in the background.

Remote Access – if the field computer has access to the company network, survey data may be seamlessly updated on the office based computer at the click of a button. Alternatively, several remote instances of KellyDown may be automatically updated in real time using DropBox or OneDrive technology.

Torque & Drag Analysis – provides a sophisticated yet user-friendly analysis of the tension, torque and stress acting on the drill-string based on various drilling scenarios such as pick-up, slack-off, rotating pick-up, rotating slack-off, rotating off bottom, rotary drilling and oriented drilling.

Hydraulics Analysis – calculates optimum hydraulic horse power and impact force and performs sensitivity analysis of fluid flow though all components of the circulating system.

Search Database – finds proposals and surveys based on user-defined search criteria such as customer name, well name, survey date and/or maximum depth or displacement etc. Search results may be selected in the database explorer allowing for subsequent export or deletion of selected profiles.

Administrative Tools – allow other users to be added to the database with defined access privileges. Administrator may also modify or add units systems including conversion factors, data formats and minimum and maximum allowable values. Administrator may update drop-down lists and define such frequently used elements as formation tops, magnetic models, survey tools, BHA components and program aliases; these are alternative descriptions for common terms used by KellyDown such as Structure, Well, Proposal and Survey etc.

Database Management – database may be backed up and restored and new databases created. Projects may be easily imported from foreign sources including Landmark™ Compass transfer files.

KellyDown Visualiser – aids the well planner and/or directional driller in visualising the geometry of the individual wells within the drilling project. The Visualiser is dynamically integrated with the other KellyDown modules so the user can observe how slight modifications to a well plan affects its relative proximity to other wells. The Visualiser is also useful in understanding how the forward projection modules project surveys to targets and/or correct surveys back to the well plan. 

Help – a fully integrated help system provides task-based help on all aspects of the KellyDown software.