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 type 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. The default name will be set to the filename, but you can change it in the Name field with a descriptive name of your choosing.

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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 64x62 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.

Force Source Coordinate Reference System - The default option is Use Source CRS if Available as this normally applies when you select a GeoTIFF file for processing as they have geo position information embedded in the file. If this is not the case you can select the relevant EPSG from the list.

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

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.

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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The 3D surface layer will also be visible when you switch to 2D View mode as a depth map is automatically created from the 3D surface for this purpose to assist you with you field design activities. See illustration below.

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

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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.

Asset is not Active - 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.

Name - The name of the uploaded 3D surface. 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 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 Gradient button to add another gradient scale. Press Update 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 Sampling - 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 Seabed 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.

Asset is not Active - 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.

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 - If the picture is height sampled on a surface this displays the depth value (z) for the x,y position shown above for the picture.

  • 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.

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 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 Directory 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.

To add a map layer to FieldAP 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.

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_ED50_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 Authentification - If your authentication is over HTTP(S) etc. check this option and supply a user name and password.

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

  • Use Cross Domains - Bypass the security restriction that prevents requests being made from one origin to another.

When content is returned you can then set the following options:

  • Project Projection System - Select the correct ESPG/SRS value for you project.

  • 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.

Layers - This will display a tree-structure of all the Layers available in the WMS service. Select the layers you are interested in. You can use the Search field to narrow down the layers for selection.

Press Ok to add the new WMS Layer, 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.

Asset is not Active - Check this box if the asset e.g. the WMS service 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.

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

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 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.

Z - This is the layer rendering order or Z value if you will. As you can have multiple Layers the Z order decides the order the layers are rendered on screen with the largest negative number being rendered first.

  • Up and Down - Changes the layer rendering order Up and Down respectively.

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

  • Get Feature Info - Click on the stage where the map is shown, and the WMS server will return GetFeature Information if any in a seperate dialog as shown here.

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Legend - Display the WMS service Legend information if any.

Logs

The log section will show 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

MET

This is an experimental feature for bringing in Meterology data sources into the Field Design/Planning through API integrations.

Examples would be wind direction and speed at the field location in real time for Offshore Wind Farm planning etc. If you have FieldAP Developer licenses you can contact us for more information. In the future this function will have a general availability. As an example of possible integration the screenshot below illustrates an integration with The Norwegian Meteorological Institute where we are using their API and providing the field location and the wind speed and direction is returned in real time and illustrated with Arrows showing the wind direction, and the size of the arrow represents the wind speed.

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Port

To better and more accurately visualize marine operations and installation planning - FieldAP has built in functionality for port related vessels activity management. To access the port functionalty, simply select "Port" from the Create menu.

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Clicking on the "Port" icon will display the port layout area on the stage illustrated by a semi-transparent border area surrounding the stage with a moveable port icon that can be placed anywhere in the border area.

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Simply move the mouse around and the port icon to be placed will move around the rectangular border until you have your desired position and click the left mouse button. Normally each side of the rectangle will also represent a heading for the port for more accurate visualization of marine operations e.g. left border equals "West", the top border area equals "North" and so forth.

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You will then be presented with a "Port" icon and the possibility to name your port. To do this, simply type in the desired port name in the "Edit field". To "Delete" the port, simply click on the "Trashcan" icon.

You will now notice a "Dotted Circle" highlighting your "Ports" whenever you select an asset from the "Vessel" category as shown here:

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To place or "Dock" an asset from the "Vessel" category inside a port, simply drag it over the desired port while holding down the left mouse button and release it. The vessel will now be docked inside the port, and you will also see a numerical indicator highlighting the number of docked vessels in the port as shown here:

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With "Ports" functionality you can now visualize task such as "Mobilizing", "Transit" from/to port etc. in your "Activity Planning", and it will be likewise indicated when you "Play" or operate the timeline function. To access or to assign an activity to an asset docked in port, simply click on a port icon, and the port dialog will appear.

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From the port dialog you can select a vessel for an activity, delete a vessel by clicking on the trashcan icon next to its name, or you can select a vessel using your mouse and dragging it back onto the stage to undock it. You can also edit the port name.

Text Layer

Use this function to freely annotate your field layouts at any position on the stage. To add a text/comment etc. to the Text Layer simply select "Text" from the Create menu, and click anywhere on the field.

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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:

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Tags - This allows you to assign user 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.

Logs

The log section will show the last 10 operations for the selected Text object:

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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.

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.

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

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ID - This field will display the unique well ID if the well is already created.

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.

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 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.

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Once you have selected to add a new bore you will se a new panel in the dialog with three (3) tabs, namely Attributes, Path, and Targets.

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.

  • Delete Bore - Press this 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.

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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.

  • Depth - Can optionally be used to define the well bore vertical depth.

  • Incline - Enter the well bore incline value.

  • Azimuth - Enter the well bore azimuth value.

Target 3 have the exact same input parameters.

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

Well Attributes

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

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Common

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

Asset is not Active - 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. 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.

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.

Draggable Well - 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.

Bore - This displays the well bore(s) associated with this well and the following options.

  • 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.

Logs

The log section will show 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 a well trajectory 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.

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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.

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

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

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The well will be placed in 3D according to the coordinates from the well data text file. If you switch to 2D View the loaded wells are visualized as red circle(s) with a color inside (the color is selectable).

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In 3D mode you will see the entire trajectory of the well as shown below. Note! You need to have Reservoir Model enabled.

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See the Well Attributes section above for more information.

View Point

This allows you to create a View Point of the current scene view 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

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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 and the stage view will update accordingly.

Note! You must be in the corresponding 2D or 3D view as for the View Point to work correctly. Tip! Quickly change between 2D/3D mode by pressing either 2 or 3 on your keyboard.

View Point attributes

Common tab

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

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.

  • 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 Field Activity Planner for more accurate display of connections. To create a new connection from file, select this option from the Create menu.

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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 FieldAP. 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.

  • Clip Points Outside of Selected View - This will clip the imported connections to the selected View Box.

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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Create 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.

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Import Profile From WFS

This will bring up the following dialog box where you select project projection system to be used from the drop-down list. If you want to restrict the import to the current on screen view you select the “Restrict to import current view” check box as shown below.

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Then select “Next” and the following dialog will be shown:

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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

Then press “Next“ to continue the 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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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 “Import” button to start the import from the WFS server. A message when the import process is complete will appear.

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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