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Create Menu

This menu is available for any subproject once you have created a new project or opened an existing one.

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The create drop-down meny allows you to add various data, content, or online services to your project (sub-project) as shown in the following menu:

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The content or services you add will then be added in the corresponding content or layer folders in the Project View as shown here:

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Read on below for how to add the various content types and online services:

3D Surface

This allows you to add Bathymetry and/or Survey data to your Field layout in GeoTiff or X,Y,Z (pointcloud) format. You can add multiple Bathymetry/Surveys to a sub-project. FieldAP will then height- or depth-sample if you will each Bathymetry layer individually, and where there is no Bathymetry data the default “Sea Level” value from the Project settings will be used.

Selecting this option will display a dialog that will allow you to select a file and add it as a new 3D surface layer.

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Name - This field will allow you to change the name of the 3D surface file that will be converted to a more meaningful layer name. By default, this will be populated by the file name selected.

Quality - Allows you to select the conversion quality on the 3D surface file you wish to upload. You can choose between; Low, Normal, High, and Extreme. This defines the resolution of the 3D mesh created. The default selection is Normal, which usually is a good tradeoff between performance and resolution.

Since this is a browser-based solution and given the size and dimensions of the bathymetry files we resample the bathymetry data on conversion on the server side so it can be sampled real time in the browser. So based on the quality setting we map the bathymetry to a texture which is then also resized to best fit the aspect ratio of the bathymetry area.

The quality settings are resampled as follows:

Quality Resolution
Extreme 512x512 pixels
High 256x256 pixels
Normal 128x128 pixels
Low 64x64 pixels

To examplify for a 4 x 2 km bathymetry file with the "Normal" setting and with aspect ratio applied the conversion will use a 256 x 64 setting making 1 pixel equal 4000/256 m = 15,6 meters

For a 5 x 5 km bathymetry file with "High" setting the resolution will be 5000/256 = 19,5 m and for "Extreme" 5000/512= 9,7 m per pixel

Note! You can upload multiple bathymety files with varying resolution in the same project so you can have e.g. a more detailed DEM for areas around a pipeline.

Survey Type - Select what type of survey or elevation model you will be importing using the drop down list. The following options are available:

  • Topographic - This option allows you to load land based elevation models e.g. DEMs (Digital Elevation Models) that have positive height or Z values.

  • Bathymetry - This will process the file as seabed survey data e.g. bathymetry data.

  • Reservoir - Select this if you are adding reservoir horizon scan data from Petrel or similar SW packages.

Limit Import to - If you want to load 3D Surface data such as Bathymetry with much higher resolution for more accurate sampling, you can select between Current View Box or any defined View Point for the project, which will only then process the data for the current view port or View Point stage area.

NO DATA - If there is a Source CRS avialable e.g. this normally applies when you select a GeoTIFF file for processing as they have geo position information embedded in the file. If this information is not present then check this box, and the project CRS will be used if set.

File - This will display a file dialog for selection of the 3D surface file you wish to upload.

Then click on Create to have the file automatically converted and added to your project. Click Cancel to abort.

The file will then be uploaded and converted and displayed on screen when complete and the new 3D surface will be visible in the layer section of the Project View:

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The loaded 3D Surface data e.g. bathymetry shown below in the stage area 3D View.

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If you select the layer in project view it will be marked as selected and highlighted as shown here:

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Selecting it will also position it in the viewport. Useful for finding the location at any time.

See the following section for more information on Layer Visibility

See the following section for more information on Layer Commands

3D Surface Attributes

You can adjust the attributes or settings if you will of the loaded 3D Surface layer in the bottom part of the Project View settings area for the layer as shown here

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The Layer Attribute/Settings section has three (3) primary tabs namely Common, Layers, and Logs. If Metadata is defined on the surface layer a fourth tab with the label Metadata will also be displayed.

Common

The Common tab is comprised of the general common attributes/settings for a layer.

is Inactive - Check this box if the asset e.g. the surface is not used in the project. It will then be marked in red, and no longer be available for any sort of operation or function.

Tags - Any asset, connection, layer etc. can be tagged with a user defined name e.g. "Survey October". This makes it easy to create groups. Every item that share the same tag is automatically put in a folder under the tags node in the tree. Select existing tags from the list or start typing a tag name to add a new one.

Name - The name of the uploaded 3D surface. You can change this by editing the name directly.

Position - This section allows you to edit the x, y, and Depth Offset values of the layer on the stage, which is inserted to a 0 origin position by default unless it has positioning data embedded e.g. GeoTIFF.

  • X - Edit this field to adjust the horisontal placement of the layer.

  • Y - Edit this field to adjust the vertical placement of the layer.

  • Depth Offset - Edit this field for adjusting the Z value of the surface layer. Negative values will move it downwards. Positive values will move it upwards.

Depth Min - This will display the minimum depth (bottom Z point value) recorded for the loaded surface layer.

Depth Max - This will display the maximum depth (top Z point value) recorded for the loaded surface layer.

Heading - Set the rotation in degrees (0-359) for the layer.

Scale (Surface) - Allows you to scale the 3D surface layer. Useful to better see elevation changes.

Opacity - Allows you to adjust the transparency of the layer by adjusting the value between 1 (Fully Visible) and 0(Invisible).

Layers

The layers tab is comprised of specific settings related to the 3D surface data format.

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Type - If Metadata definitions have been defined in the account settings Layer Type Setting a list of the defined layer types will be shown here and allow you to select it. This will then add the corresponding Metadata tab for user selection.

Use as Bathymetry - Check this box if this 3D surface layer should be used as Seabed data that you will height sample assets/connections against.

Render as Gradient - Select this option for e.g. simulating rendering of HCPT (Hydrocarbon Pore Column Thickness) data and represent these as contour plots based on assign the color gradient for the Z value. You can change the Z color sample values, by clicking on the Edit Gradient button. This will display the dialog for setting the Z depth color association for rendering as shown below.

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Use the sliders to adjust the color, or click on the Color display to the right of the slider. Click the +Add Color button to add another color scale. Press Confirm to save your settings. Cancel to abort, or Reset to restore to default values.

Also, when this option is enabled you will be presented with two (2) additional options:

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  • Height Sample - Select this option to height sample (drape) the gradient on top of a surface layer e.g. a reservoir topscan.

  • Sampling Layer - Select the 3D surface layer that you want to apply the height sampling on from the list of the loaded 3D surfaces.

See the following sample for Render as gradient applied with HCPT values:

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Layer Texture - You can change between different textures to be used in 3D view to better illustrate the seabed type e.g. sand or rocks. You set your selection using the drop-down list as shown here:

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  • Use Color Instead of Texture - Check this option if you want to use the seabed color instead. You set the seabed color setting below this option.

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Bounds - This section will display the 3D surface boundry box information:

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  • X - This displayes the minimum and maximum X position values for the loaded 3D surface.

  • Y - This displayes the minimum and maximum Y position values for the loaded 3D surface.

  • Depth - This displays the minimum and maximum Z position or Depth values for the loaded 3D surface.

Logs

The log section will show the last 10 operations for the selected layer

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This displays the following columns with information:

User - The email of the user that made the change.

Date - The date and time of the change.

Keys - The operation that was performed.

Metadata

If a selection has been made from the Type list in the Layers tab then the Metadata that has been defined in the account settings Layer Type Setting will appear in an additional tab as shown here:

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This will allow the user to make input and/or selections to the defined metadata attributes for the 3D surface, which then can be used for input for Flow Assurance or other integrations to the system.

Commands

See the following section for more information on Layer Visibility

See the following section for more information on Layer Commands

Picture

This will allow you to add images/pictures as new layers to your field layout. This will display a dialog that will allow you to select a file and add it as a new layer with a descriptive name of your choosing.

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Supported picture formats are; JPEG, GIF, BMP, and Tiff.

The upload picture will appear as a new Layer under Pictures in Project View as shown here:

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Picture Attributes

You can adjust the attributes or settings if you will of the loaded picture layer in the bottom part of the Project View settings area for the layer as shown here

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The Layer Attribute/Settings section has three (3) tabs namely Common, Layers and Log.

Common

The Common tab is comprised of the general common attributes/settings for a layer.

Is Inactive - Check this box if the asset e.g. the picture is not used in the project. It will then be marked in red, and no longer be available for any sort of operation or function.

Tags - Any asset, connection, layer etc. can be tagged with a user defined name e.g. "Survey October". This makes it easy to create groups. Every item that share the same tag is automatically put in a folder under the tags node in the tree. Select existing tags from the list or start typing a tag name to add a new one.

Name - The name of the uploaded picture. You can change this by editing the name directly. Use Edit button to the right for multi line text.

Position - This section allows you to edit the x, y, and Depth Offset values of the picture on the stage, which is inserted to a 0 origin position by default.

  • X - Edit this field to adjust the horisontal placement of the picture.

  • Y - Edit this field to adjust the vertical placement of the picture.

  • Depth Offset - Edit this field for adjusting the Z value of the picture. Negative values will move it downwards. Positive values will move it upwards.

  • Depth Min - This will display the minimum depth (bottom Z point value) recorded for the loaded image layer.

  • Depth Max - This will display the maximum depth (top Z point value) recorded for the loaded image layer.

  • Heading - Set the rotation in degrees (0-359) for the picture.

  • Scale (Picture) - Allows you to scale the picture layer. Useful to match the image to another content layer or an area on the stage.

  • Opacity - Allows you to adjust the transparency of the layer by adjusting the value between 1 (Fully Visible) and 0 (Invisible).

Layers

The layers tab is comprised of specific settings related to the Picture content category.

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Type - If Metadata definitions have been defined in the account settings Layer Type Setting a list of the defined layer types will be shown here and allow you to select it. This will then add the corresponding Metadata tab for user selection.

File Name - Shows the name of the uploaded picture file.

Height Sampling - Enable this to allow the selected picture layer to be height sampled or draped if you will onto a 3D Surface Layer.

Sampling Layer - This allows you to select a 3D surface layer from a drop down list of loaded 3D surface layers to height sample the picture image onto e.g bathymetry data as an example.

  • Center on sampling layer - This will center the image onto the selected sampling layer.

Logs

The log section will show the creation of the picture with a timestamp, and the last 10 operations for the selected picture:

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This displays the following columns with information:

User - The email of the user that made the change.

Date - The date and time of the change.

Keys - The operation that was performed.

Metadata

If a selection has been made from the Type list in the Layers tab then the Metadata that has been defined in the account settings Layer Type Setting will appear in an additional tab as shown here:

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This will allow the user to make input and/or selections to the defined metadata attributes for the picture, which then can be used for input for integrations to the system.

Commands

See the following section for more information on Layer Visibility

See the following section for more information on Layer Commands

WMS

The use of geography data is becoming more and more important for oil and gas operators and service providers to make informed decisions. This can be in terms of locating and extracting new resources, better field design and planning, information retrieval and offers deeper insight into relationships and patterns as part of everyday operations. You can add a map layer to Field Activity Planner using the WMS (Web Mapping Service) Module.

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As an example, if you are working on project on the Norwegian continental shelf you can now access the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate open map service and visualize information such as wellbores, surveys, fields and discoveries, production licenses, agreement-based areas, permanent facilities and more as part of your layout to facilitate more effective discussions for e.g. equipment and piping scenarios. You can also directly connect your on-premise GIS software e.g. ArcGIS servers or similar.

Note! WMS services that uses LATitude and LONGitude as the coordinate system is NOT supported at present in this version. Support for this will be coming in a later release. ArcGIS REST services with reprojection is supported.

To add a map layer to FieldTwin Design simply select WMS from the Create menu. Note! You can configure as many WMS layers as you want using the same or different WMS servers.

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WMS Configuration

The dialog above allows you to add a new WMS service for you project.

Import from Account WMS - If your mapping department has predefined WMS services under the Account settings WMS they will be displayed here and you can select them from the drop down menu. If this is setup you need not configure anything yourself.

URL - Enter the WMS service URL in this field.

As an example, this is the WMS URL for the NPD map service:

    https://factmaps.npd.no/arcgis/services/FactMaps_ogc/3_0_WGS84_z32/MapServer/WMSServer

The application will then display the various configuration options returned by the WMS GetCapabilities and populate the available Projection Systems, Image Formats, and available Map Layers. These you can then configure as you see fit.

Name - Enter a descriptive name for the WMS service e.g. NPD if you use the sample above. If you leave it blank the URL will be used for the name.

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If no information is loaded and depending on your network settings, you may need to use some of the following options:

  • Use Proxy - If you want to access a non-HTTPS WMS you will have to check this option.

  • Use Windows Credentials - If your network configuration requieres Windows Credentials select this option.

  • Use Cross origin Resource Sharing (CORS) - Bypass the security restriction that prevents requests being made from one origin to another.

  • Use Authentification - If your authentication is over HTTP(S) etc. check this option and supply a user name and password.

  • Username - Enter your username here if you checked the Use Authentication option.

  • Password - Enter your password here if you checked the Use Authentication option.

  • Coordinate System - Select the correct ESPG/SRS value for you project. For the NPD sample select "ESPG:23031.

  • Format - Allows you to select from a list of the image formats that are returned from the WMS server.

  • Transparent - Check this option if the image data should be returned with transparency for the WMS Layer. Note! Only if supported by the WMS Server.

If the various settings are entered correctly then above the list at the bottom of the dialog will display a tree-structure of all the Layers available in the WMS service. Select the layers you are interested in by toggeling the eye icon on or off.

Press Create to add the new WMS Layer, Save if you are just updating the dialog settings, or press Cancel to abort.

WMS Attributes

The Layer Attribute/Settings section has two tabs namely Common and Layers.

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Common

The Common tab is comprised of the general common attributes/settings for a layer, but only the settings described below have an effect on WMS rendering.

Tags - This allows you to assign user defined tags for group operations to the WMS object.

Name - The name of the WMS Service. You can change this by editing the name directly.

Depth Offset - This allows you to set the Z value, which is useful in 3D mode and would allow the map to be e.g. rendered below sea level as an example.

Opacity - Allows you to adjust the transparency of the WMS layer by adjusting the value between 1 (Fully Visible) and 0 (Invisible).

Layers

The layers tab is comprised of specific settings related to the WMS Layer.

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Type - If Metadata definitions have been defined in the account settings Layer Type Setting a list of the defined layer types will be shown here and allow you to select it. This will then add the corresponding Metadata tab for user selection.

Configure WMS - Brings up the WMS Configuration dialog. See above.

WMS Legend - Display the WMS service Legend information if any.

Logs

The log section will show the creation of the WMS service with a timestamp and the last 10 operations for the selected WMS service:

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This displays the following columns with information:

User - The email of the user that made the change.

Date - The date and time of the change.

Keys - The operation that was performed.

Metadata

If a selection has been made from the Type list in the Layers tab then the Metadata that has been defined in the account settings Layer Type Setting will appear in an additional tab as shown here:

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This will allow the user to make input and/or selections to the defined metadata attributes for the picture, which then can be used for input for integrations to the system.

Commands

See the following section for more information on Layer Visibility

See the following section for more information on Layer Commands

ArcGIS

This allows you to connect to ArcGIS WMS REST API to retrieve mapping data, and with ArcGIS REST services reprojection is supported.

To add a map layer from the ArcGIS REST API to FieldTwin Design simply select ArcGIS from the Create menu. Note! You can configure as many layers as you want using the same or different ArcGIS REST APIs.

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ArcGIS Configuration

The dialog above allows you to add a new WMS service for you project.

URL - Enter the ArcGIS REST API URL in this field.

As an example, this is the ArcGIS REST API URL for the NPD map service:

    https://factmaps.npd.no/arcgis/rest/services/FactMaps/3_0/MapServer

The application will then display the various configuration options returned by the WMS GetCapabilities and populate the available Projection Systems, Image Formats, and available Map Layers. These you can then configure as you see fit.

Name - Enter a descriptive name for the WMS service e.g. NPD if you use the sample above. If you leave it blank the URL will be used for the name.

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If no information is loaded and depending on your network settings, you may need to use some of the following options:

  • Use Proxy - If you want to access a non-HTTPS WMS you will have to check this option.

  • Use Windows Credentials - If your network configuration requieres Windows Credentials select this option.

  • Use Cross origin Resource Sharing (CORS) - Bypass the security restriction that prevents requests being made from one origin to another.

  • Use Authentification - If your authentication is over HTTP(S) etc. check this option and supply a user name and password.

  • Username - Enter your username here if you checked the Use Authentication option.

  • Password - Enter your password here if you checked the Use Authentication option.

  • Format - Allows you to select from a list of the image formats that are returned from the WMS server.

  • Transparent - Check this option if the image data should be returned with transparency for the WMS Layer. Note! Only if supported by the ArcGIS Server.

If the various settings are entered correctly then above the list at the bottom of the dialog will display a tree-structure of all the Layers available in the WMS service. Select the layers you are interested in by toggeling the eye icon on or off.

Press Create to add the new WMS Layer, Save if you are just updating the dialog settings, or press Cancel to abort.

ArcGIS Attributes

The Layer Attribute/Settings section has two tabs namely Common and Layers.

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Common

The Common tab is comprised of the general common attributes/settings for a layer, but only the settings described below have an effect on WMS rendering.

Tags - This allows you to assign user defined tags for group operations to the WMS object.

Name - The name of the WMS Service. You can change this by editing the name directly.

Depth Offset - This allows you to set the Z value, which is useful in 3D mode and would allow the map to be e.g. rendered below sea level as an example.

Opacity - Allows you to adjust the transparency of the WMS layer by adjusting the value between 1 (Fully Visible) and 0 (Invisible).

Layers

The layers tab is comprised of specific settings related to the ArcGIS Layer.

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Type - If Metadata definitions have been defined in the account settings Layer Type Setting a list of the defined layer types will be shown here and allow you to select it. This will then add the corresponding Metadata tab for user selection.

Configure ArcGIS - Brings up the ArcGIS Configuration dialog. See above.

Logs

The log section will show the creation of the WMS service with a timestamp and the last 10 operations for the selected WMS service:

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This displays the following columns with information:

User - The email of the user that made the change.

Date - The date and time of the change.

Keys - The operation that was performed.

Metadata

If a selection has been made from the Type list in the Layers tab then the Metadata that has been defined in the account settings Layer Type Setting will appear in an additional tab as shown here:

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This will allow the user to make input and/or selections to the defined metadata attributes for the picture, which then can be used for input for integrations to the system.

Commands

See the following section for more information on Layer Visibility

See the following section for more information on Layer Commands

Text Layer

Use this function to freely annotate your field layouts at any position on the viewport. To add a text/comment etc. to the Text Layer simply select "Text" from the Create menu, and move the mouse pointer to the desiered field location and CLICK the left mouse button to create the text entry. Note! You must click somewhere in the viewport e.g. field layout window for the text to be created.

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This will add the text "Text" on your layout at the position you clicked on the stage. This will create a new entry in the Text Layer section in Project View with the Common attributes as shown here:

Common

The Common tab is comprised of the general common attributes/settings for a layer, but only the settings described below have an effect on text rendering.

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Tags - This allows you to assign user defined tags for group operations to the text object.

Name - Write you text here. If you wish to write a longer text simply click on the edit text icon to the right to display an "edit dialog" on screen where you can add multiple lines of text.

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After adding your text, simply click "Save" to add your text, or click "Cancel" to exit!

Label - Allows you to change the font color and size. Use the Show check box to select if the text should be On or Off.

Background Color - Click on this to change the background color for the text box.

Position - This section allows you to edit the x, y, and Depth Offset values of the textbox on the viewport.

  • X - Edit this field to adjust the horisontal placement of the textbox.

  • Y - Edit this field to adjust the vertical placement of the textbox.

  • Depth Offset - Edit this field for adjusting the Z value of the textbox. Negative values will move it downwards. Positive values will move it upwards.

Commands

See the following section for more information on Layer Visibility

See the following section for more information on Layer Commands

Well

Well trajectories can be added to your project either manually, or by loading well trajectories from file, or programatically by using the REST API. See the illustration below for a project with well data:

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You can manually create well trajectories by providing a top hole location and adding optional additional well trajectory points. To get started select "Well" from the Create menu.

This will display the Well Editor dialog box as shown here:

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ID - This field will display the unique well ID. Note! This is a read only field, but can be used by the API.

Name - Specify the name of the new well you want to create, or edit an existing name.

Target 1 (Top Hole) - This section allows you to define the x,y coordinates for the top hole location.

  • X - Set the X coordinate value for the top hole location.

  • Y - Set the Y coordinate value for the top hole location.

Well Type - If metadata have been defined for Well Types in Account Settings > Well Types then they will appear for selection here.

If you click the Create button now you will create a well with a top hole location only and no trajectory. Click Cancel to abort.

Well Bores

This section of the create well dialog allows you to add one (1) or more Well Bores to the defined top hole location.

+Add Bore - Press this button to start defining the new well bore downwards from the Well tophole location.

+Add Bores from Files - This option will present a file selection dialog to load well bores from your computer.

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Once you have selected to add a new bore you will se a new panel in the dialog with four (4) tabs, namely Attributes, Path, Targets, and Casing Shoes.

Attributes - This tab displays the well bore attributes.

  • ID - This displayes the unique system IDentifier for the well bore. Only useful if you are using the REST API.

  • Name - Specify the name of the new well bore you want to create, or edit an existing name.

  • Well Bore Type - If metadata have been defined for Well Bore Types in Account Settings > Well Bore Types then they will appear for selection here.

  • Parent Bore - Will present a list of parent bores if any to select from. .

  • Delete Bore - Press this button to delete the well bore.

Path - This tab displays an existing well bore trajectory X,Y, and Z coordinates, or allows you to define a new trajectory by entering the coordinates:

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  • X - Enter the X coordinate for the well bore trajectory.

  • Y - Enter the Y coordinate for the well bore trajectory.

  • Z - Enter the Z (Depth) coordinate for the well bore trajectory.

  • + - Adds a new line for entering the next set of X,Y, and Z coordinates.

  • - - Deletes the corresponding line with coordinates.

Targets - This tab displays the well bore targets.

You will also see the read only values for Azimuth, Incline, and MD (Measured Depth).

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Here you enter the information for Target 2 (Reservoir Entry Point) and Target 3 (Reservoir Inlet Target):

  • Active - Check this box to make the target active.

  • X - Enter the X coordinate for the well bore trajectory.

  • Y - Enter the Y coordinate for the well bore trajectory.

  • Z - Enter the Z (Depth) coordinate for the well bore trajectory.

  • Azimuth - Enter the Azimuth value for the well bore trajectory.

  • Incline - Enter the Incline value for the well bore trajectory.

You will also see the read only value for MD (Measured Depth).

Target 3 have the exact same input parameters.

The click on Create button to update the well with the well bore information, or press the Cancel button to abort.

Casing Shoes - This tab displays the casing shoes information.

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  • + Add Casing Shoe - Press this button to add a new casing shoe entry.

  • Offset - Enter the casing shoe offset value here.

  • + - Adds a new line for entering the next casing show offset.

  • - - Deletes the corresponding line.

If you click the Create button now you will create a well with all the updated information. Click Cancel to abort.

Well Attributes

The Well Attribute/Settings in Project View section has three (3) tabs namely Common, Wells, and Logs.

Common

The Common tab is comprised of the general common attributes/settings for a Well layer.

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Is Inactive - Check this box if the asset e.g. the well is not used in the project. It will then be marked in red, and no longer be available for any sort of operation or function.

Tags - This allows you to assign user tags for group operations to the well object.

Name - Specify/change the name of the well here.

Label - Allows you to change the font color and font size for the well name. Use the Show check box to select if the text should be On or Off.

Length - Displays the length of the selected well trajectory in meters.

Wells

The Wells tab holds the well specific settings for a Well layer.

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Type - If Metadata definitions have been defined in the account settings Well Type Setting a list of the defined well types will be shown here and allow you to select it. This will then add a corresponding Metadata tab for user selection.

Radius - Specifies the size of the radius for the well trajectory rendering. Increase this for better visibility in 2D and 3D Mode by entering a number or using the slider control.

Can be Moved - Check this box to be able to click and drag the top hole location around in 2D mode.

Reference Level - Select between seabed, sea, or rkb from the drop down list to define where the Top hole reference should be.

RKB - If you have selected "RKB" as the reference label you can define the value here.

View Dependent Radius - If this is checked the radius will follow the stage scale settings.

Well Bores

If you have selected a well bore then you have a Bores tab.

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Type - If Metadata definitions have been defined in the account settings Well Bore Type Setting a list of the defined well bore types will be shown here and allow you to select it. This will then add a corresponding Metadata tab for user selection.

Parent Bore - Will display available parent bores that you can assign this bore to.

Export - Click this button to export the well bore to an ASCII text file in X,Y,Z format.

Edit - Click this button to display the Well Editor with this bore selected.

Is Active Well - Check this box to indicate that this is an active well bore.

Metadata

If a selection has been made from the Type list in the Wells or Bore tab then the Metadata that has been defined in the account settingswill appear in an additional tab as shown here:

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This will allow the user to make input and/or selections to the defined metadata attributes for the well/well bore, which then can be used for input for integrations to the system as one example.

Logs

The log section will show the creation of the well/well bore with a timestamp and the last 10 operations for the selected well:

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This displays the following columns with information:

User - The email of the user that made the change.

Date - The date and time of the change.

Keys - The operation that was performed.

Well from File

This command allows you to import well trajectories from a text file into your project where they will be displayed in 2D and in 3D if Reservoir mode is enabled. You can select multiple files to load several wells at once. To import a well just select the Well from File option from the Create menu.

This will display a dialog for selecting the well data text files to load.

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At the moment we support some of the most common well formats for well trajectory data e.g. Compass, DecisionSpace etc. A well data file will typically look like the following format as shown here:

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If the well format is not recognized, an import helper dialog will be displayed:

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This will allow you to describe the well format file by using the following parameters:

  • First line - This number specfies which line number the x,y,z data should be read from e.g. this allows you to skip well data headers. Typically the first 3-7 lines of text.

  • Northing - This drop down list will display the first 3 columns of values read from the file as Col 0-2. Assign the appropriate column value as the Northing coordinate value.

  • Easting - This drop down list will display the first 3 columns of values read from the file as Col 0-2. Assign the appropriate column value as the Easting coordinate value.

  • Depth - This drop down list will display the first 3 columns of values read from the file as Col 0-2. Assign the appropriate column value as the Depth value.

Parent Bore - If you are importing well bores and you have parent bores defined you can select the parent bore from this drop down list.

  • Use for all selected files - Check this option if you are importing multiple well files at once and they all have the same format.

-Put all bores in the same well - If you have selected a parent bore then you can check this box to import all bores to the same well.

Skip this File - If you have selected multiple files and want to skip this file then press this button.

Confirm - Press this button to start the import, or press "x" on the dialog to abort.

The loaded Well trajectories will the show up as new entries in the Wells Layer as shown here:

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See the Well Attributes section above for more information.

View Point

This allows you to create a View Point or bookmark of the current viewport location in either 2D or 3D mode. You can later select the created View Point from Project View to navigate back to that exact scene. To create a "View Point" select it from the Create Menu. The created View Point will then be displayed under the View Points section in Project View and prefaced with either [2D] or [3D] based on the view it was created in:

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To go to a created View Point double click on the one you want under View Points in project view and the viewport will update accordingly.

View Point attributes

Common tab

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  • Name - Specify/change the name of the View Point here.

If you right click on a View Point, a menu of available options will be displayed as shown here:

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  • Locate - This updates the current stage view to your selected View Point.

  • Hide - This disables the view point. Click Show to enable it again.

  • Delete - Deletes the selected View Point.

These options are also available as icons in the Common Attribute Settings for the View Point Layer.

Logs tab

The log section will show the last 10 operations for the selected View Point:

This displays the following columns with information:

User - The email of the user that made the change.

Date - The date and time of the change.

Keys - The operation that was performed.

Create Connection from File

This option allows you to import connection profiles in x,y,z format from other engineering SW/tools into FieldTwin Design for more accurate display of connections. To create a new connection from file, select this option from the Create menu. In addition to text files in X,Y,Z format this function supports the import of GeoJSON and Shape (SHP) files.

Support for GeoJSON files

Many WMS (mapping) servers like ArcGIS allows you to extract/export pipelines in GeoJSON format if you store your facility data there.

GeoJSON is an open standard format designed for representing simple geographical features, along with their non-spatial attributes. 
It is based on the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON).

Support for SHP files import

Most CAD software will allow you to save or export your pipelines as “SHP” files.

The shapefile format is a geospatial vector data format for geographic information system (GIS) software. 
It is developed and regulated by Esri as a mostly open specification for data interoperability among Esri and other GIS software products. 
The shapefile format can spatially describe vector features: points, lines, and polygons, representing, for example, water wells, rivers, and lakes. 
Each item usually has attributes that describe it, such as name or temperature.

To import these type of data formats into FieldAP, select the “Create Connection from File”. This will present the following dialog:

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Then select from the following options:

  • Connection(s) will follow the seabed - If checked this will force the imported connection data Z values to follow the existing seabed/bathymetry or retain the original Z values in the file e.g. if you are importing a riser.

  • Add tie-in Connection(s) - Select this to add one additional point at both ends of the imported connection file. E.g. there is a long distance between the first and second point in the pipeline and you want to adjust the beginning of the pipe to tie in to a plem or similar, you have to add a new point to create the last bend. So selecting this option creates these "tie-in" points automaticly.

  • Force curved connection to be straight - If this is checked the imported connection will be of type Straight.

  • Simplify Connection - When you import a connection it can be comprised of very high number of individual points that may be to much detail for what you need in FieldTwin Design. Use this option together with the Simplify Tolerance value to elliminate points along the connection.

  • Simplify Tolerance - This value defines the tolerance unit value for ellimination of individual points for the imported connection if Simplify Connection is checked. E.g. if the tolerance value is 1 for the unit e.g. meters then any extra infividual points within 1 meter tolerance will be elliminated from the import.

  • Do not import Closed Line (Polygon) - If this option is checked then any imported connection(s) where the start and end point are the same will be discarded.

  • Minimum Connection Length - This allows you to define the minimum length for a connection to be imported. E.g. if this value is 1 m then only connections of 1 meter or longer will be imported.

  • Valid for Cost Computation - Check this option if you want the imported connection(s) to be included in the cost calculations. If you are importing e.g. data from a brown field then you usually would not want these included in your cost calculation.

  • Limit Import to - This drop-down list will allow you to select to only import data for a specific view. You can select between: None, Current View Box, or any created View Point(s).

  • Only Connections Fully Contained Within Selected View - This will only import connections that are within the selected View Box.

  • Convert Coordinates - This will convert the coordinates into your current projection system.

Press Cancel to exit the dialog.

Pressing Confirm will then display a file selection dialog:

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And the file will be imported into FieldAP and displayed as shown below:

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Connection from WFS

This feature supports direct import from WFS (read: Web Feature Service) mapping servers/services such as e.g. ArcGIS. You can directly import e.g. existing pipeline data as new connections in FieldAP. To create a new connection from a WFS mapping service, select this option from the Create menu.

Import Profile From WFS

This will bring up the following dialog box with the following options:

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Create a new import / Clone an existing import - Select this option if you are importing a new set of WFS data or if you want to create a clone of an existing import made previously.

Update an existing import - If you have done a previous WFS import selection and saved this you can choose this from the drop down list to perform the same import again.

Press Cancel if you just want to cancel the operation.

Create a new import / Clone an existing import

If you selected this option you will be presented with the following dialog:

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Select - Select a previous import operation from the drop down list.

Server URL - Here you input the WFS server address that you will query for data. In this example we use Norwegian Petroleum Directorate WFS server:

https://factmaps.npd.no/arcgis/services/FactMaps_ogc/3_0_ED50_z32/MapServer/WFSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WFS

Override Projection System - This drop down list will load all the supported projection systems from the WFS server and you need to select which projection you want for the import. For the NPD sample you can use "EPSG:23032 - ED50 / UTM zone 32N".

Cancel - This will close the import dialog.

Previous - This will go back to the previous dialog box.

Next - Press this button to continue the WFS import process.

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Restrict to import current view - If you check this option what you import will be restricted to the current stage view or viewport if you will.

Force Easting / Northing order inversion - If the WFS server is not compliant with the latest WFS standard you will need to check this box to read the data correctly.

Simplify Connection - Check this box to enable simplification of the imported connection(s) e.g. based on the Tolerance given below we will elliminate points for very detailed connections.

Tolerance - Enter the tolerance value for performing the simplification algorithm if this option is checked above.

Cancel - This will close the import dialog.

Previous - This will go back to the previous dialog box.

Next - Press this button to continue the WFS import process.

This brings up a dialog that list all the available described data layers from WFS query (read: GetFeature) as shown below:

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You can use the Filter to narrow down the list by starting to type what your are looking for.

In this sample we selected “Pipelines”, and that will present a dialog listing all the available pipelines from this layer:

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You also have filtering options for “Attribute” and “Value”. For this sample we set “Pipeline_name” to “34”. You can use the “+” and “-“ buttons shown to add or delete filters.

Then press the “Next” button to continue, Cancel to abort, or Previous to go back to the previous dialog.

This will display the next dialog box:

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Configuration Name - Enter the import configuration name designation here. This will then be stored so you can select it for re-import or cloning later.

Mark connection as inactive - This will mark the connection as inactive when imported. You can change this by selecting the connection in Project View.

Height sample connections - Check this if the connection should follow the seabed / bathymetry.

Tags - You can apply tags on the import/clone operations.

Connection Type - You can select if the imported data should be classified as one of your existing connection types by selecting from the drop down list.

Then press the “Import” button to start the import from the WFS server. A message when the import process is complete will appear. PressCancel to abort, or Previous to go back one step.

Note! The imported connection might not show up on the screen as that depends on the current field location. The easiest then is to find the imported entity in Project View under Connections in this example, and use the “Locate” function to be taken to the imported pipeline.

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Update an existing import

If you select this option this means that you have already completed an import and/or clone operation and named the operation so it will be saved. This means that FieldAP has stored all the associated values and selections you did for the different import steps previously. This allow you to quickly step through the import dialog, but you can still make changes underway. Note! The dialog boxes are identical except for the dialog caption, which will read Import from WFS (Update Configuration)

The final step will display an informational message as follows:

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Connection from ArcGIS

This feature is identical to Connection from WFS as described above, but supports direct import from ArcGIS server/services with REST API. You can thus directly import e.g. existing pipeline data as new connections in FieldTwin Design. To create a new connection from a ArcGIS REST API, select this option from the Create menu.

See Import Profile from WFS

Update Imported Connections

Select this feature to run the previous connection import operation again. It will then display the following dialog box:

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If no previous import connection operations have been run nothing will happen.