Well Schematic Quality Assurance & Software Solutions
Completion String Design FAQs
How much does CSD cost?
It depends on how many users you want and how much help you want with the implementation. Send us some more information about your organisation and it will be easier to give you an offer.
How much time does it take to install?
The installation is usually done in less than a day.
What is the difference between the demo version and the full license?
The demo version runs on your personal computer and not on a network server. It comes with a small demo database containing some well schematic examples. It is easy to download and install, and comes with a temporary licence.
What kind of training is required to take full advantage of CSD?
CSD is a user-friendly application and most engineers find it easy to use. In large organisations we do half a day with training to give users a full insight to what the application can do and the CSD concept.
There is small lock in front of the version number. What does that mean?
This means that it has been set to Read Only as it is finalized, and the data should be protected. It can only be unlocked by the person locking it in the first place, or by the System Administrator. If you are making a new revision in connection with an intervention, workover or recompletion; you should use File, Save As (in database) to create a new Plan revision, and use it as a working template.
How do you set a schematic revision to “Read Only”?
By marking the revision number (i.e. 1.00, 1.01) and click the padlock icon in the Explorer dialog. Alternatively check/uncheck the Read Only box in the Properties dialog.
There is a text behind the revision number. How do I insert a text like that, and how do I change it?
This text should give a short summary of why the revision has been created. You can insert or edit this text in Data, Well & Completion Data, Revision Remarks.
Can I see information about who has made changes to a well schematic?
Yes, there are extensive logging in CSD. If you go to Options, Log; you can see which users that have saved a schematic, who has made new revisions, who has logged in etc.
How can I view expired wells?
If a well has been set to expired by the administrator, it will not show in the list in the Open dialog and Explorer tab. Please tick off “Show expired wells” in the Open dialog or click the Expired icon in the Explorer tab. This leads to expired wells being shown in a red font.
I’m trying to save a completion but I can’t find the well name. What is wrong?
You will not be able to save a schematic to a well name defined by yourself. Get in touch with your administrator, and he/she will create the well name for you, and then you can save your schematic to this well name.
How can I change the revision number?
When using Save As (in database), CSD will automatically suggest the next revision number based on the Save Type. But you can also manually override this.
Can I add relevant handover documents to my well, and should I?
You can add all relevant documents to a well in Data, Well Document. Note that you can either import the document to the database as a static document, or create a link to it. You can also create a folder structure (recommended). You can upload any type of document and there is no size limit, although very large files should be avoided. It could be handy to attach the relevant handover documentation to the wells for future easy access, even if you are also using a Team Site / document storage system.
What is the difference between “Tubing install date” and “Operation Finish Date”?
“Tubing installed date” is when the tubing hanger was landed. “Operation Finish date” is when the entire operation was finished. Note that “Operation Finish date” should be updated every time you make a new revision, and the “Tubing installed date” should only be updated after a recompletion.
How can I change a well to Existing/Actual?
You change the mode by going to Data, Plan to Existing/Actual. Note that this will activate the Check List, and you will be asked to go through this list to verify that the information in the schematic is correct.
How do I insert a plug into the tubing?
The easiest way to do this is by searching for the plug that you need in Part Explorer. Once you find it, drag it into your schematic and press the Ctrl button. When you press the Ctrl button the plug will be inserted into the item below the cursor location (stapled line).
How do I set a plug in a liner?
The easiest way to do this is by searching for the plug that you need in Part Explorer. Once you find it, drag it into your schematic and drop in below the last element in the string. Highlight it and then adjust Fixed depth. This can be done in either Item Properties or right click and choosing Fixed Depth.
What is CSD Scale OD?
CSD Scale OD that you see in e.g. Item Properties, is used to scale the symbol horizontally (symbol width). This means that if you have a Pup Joint which has CSD Scale OD set to 7”, it will have the same size as e.g. a 7” liner. So this is something that is used to make the schematics look better. Normally this will be the same value as the thread size / nominal OD.
I created a wellbore by mistake. How do I delete it?
It depends on how the application has been configured. You can try Data, Delete Current Wellbore. If this is disabled, please get in touch with your CSD administrator.
Should I create database parts for tubulars like tubings, pup joints, flow couplings and cross-overs?
You can, but from experience we know that there will be a great amount of varieties as there are so many sizes, material specifications, threads etc. As there is usually no part number / commodity number for tubulars, we recommend that you use Generic Items for these items.
What is the difference between Generic Items and items registered in the equipment database?
When you register an item in the equipment database, it is registered with a part number and all properties. Most of these can not be modified by the end users! One part can be used in several completion schematics, which means that you can keep track of all the wells where e.g. a packer with a certain part number has been used. Generic Items are used for parts that don’t have a part number - e.g. pup joints, tubings, flow couplings, cross-overs etc.
Can I create new parts in the equipment database?
Only administrators / managers can create new parts.
Is there a user guide for CSD?
Yes, there is. Where this can be found depends on the setup, but usually you find it in the Help menu, or in the Documents (System) section in Explorer.
Can two users open the same well schematic and make modifications to it?
No, the first user to open a schematic will create a lock in the database, and when user 2 tries to open this he will get a message saying that the well is already in use by user 1, and that the schematic will only be available as Read Only.
I can't find neither Toolbox or Part Explorer. What has happened?
Something might have happened to your setup. Go to Options, Reset Window Layout to regain the default window setup.
The length of items in the schematics is shown in feet. Can I choose to see it in meters instead?
You can change the units according to your needs in Options, Setup, Units/Decimals.
When I try to print to PDF the schematic looks strange. How can I get a better printout?
First choose which data you want to see on your schematic in Options, Setup, Wellbore Schematic Columns. You can also adjust column widths. Remember to check how your printout will look in Print Preview. You can print to PDF by using the built in PDF printer simply by pressing the Save As PDF button at the menu bar.
Is it possible to get the sketch to be drawn according to the survey data that has been imported?
Yes, it is. But you also have to be aware that this is a complex question. First of all there is the challenge of showing a 3D object in a 2D sketch. This means that you have to choose from which angle you want to see the sketch, and this is done in Well Path. Once you choose the angle, you can press the F12 button and then go back to the Sketch tab. You will now see that the sketch is shown according to the survey data and the scaling is now linear. You can toggle between the two scaling methods by pressing the F12 button.
When I insert a small plug into a long tubing section it is not displayed. What is wrong?
This is not an error but appears due to the true scaling relation between the two objects. When the small plug is inserted into a long tubing section it will be tiny and hence close to invisible. A workaround for this is to split the tubing section into several symbols, or to enter some line breaks (Ctrl+Enter) in the Comments field.
What is the difference between “Toolbox” and “Part Explorer”?
Both access the Equipment database, so they can both be used to build schematics. In the Toolbox; you first have to select a symbol, and then drag it into the schematic. You can then choose which part number you want to use. The Part Explorer is more flexible as you can use the search field to search for part number, description etc., and the list of components that match the search criterias will be updated as you type. Once you find the correct item you want to use in the schematic, you can use Drag & Drop to place it in the schematic.
Can I delete a well completion?
You can delete a completion revision (i.e. 1.01 Plan) if you have write access to the current field. This is done in Database, Administration, Delete and Read Only.
What happens if I delete a schematic by accident?
Every time you save in CSD a copy will be stored in the database. That means that the information can be retrieved. Get in touch with your administrator and he/she will get in touch with CS Support to look into this.
Can I get support?
You should first get in touch with your administrator. If he/she is not available you can use our support page to get in touch with CSD Support
Is there auto save functionality in CSD?
No, so please remember to save frequently as your work progresses.
How can I delete a user in CSD?
CSD keeps a log over everything that a user does. This is to keep track of who has been involved in updating a Schematic. Due to this one are not allowed to delete a user in CSD, as this will also delete important history. Instead a user or role can be set to Expired, preventing them to show in the list. (If a user is created but never used for log in, it can however be deleted). This is done by the System Administrator in the CSD top menu: Database, administration, Users..., Person: Expired Date.
Tip: You can view the expired persons and roles by ticking off Show Expired Persons / Roles in the Person dialog.