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					IHS AccuMap allows you to gather oil and gas data, analyze the results, and plot
maps quickly. This program is ideal for professional and technical oil and gas
personnel, such as, geologists, geophysicists, engineers, land managers, and
technicians. AccuMap also makes it easy to access data for regular updates or
strategic planning and is ideal for managers, planners, and financial analysts.
AccuMap contains a vast store of current oil and gas information for Alberta,
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia, and the Territories. You can purchase
different versions of AccuMap: AccuMap generic, IPL, and IHS. AccuMap allows you
to instantly picture the information you need and allows other professionals in your
company easy access.

The following data are updated on a monthly basis:
• Cultural data (survey grid, roads, rivers, towns)
• Well locations (bottomhole and surface hole, well status, and directional
• Geological formation tops
• Drillstem test, core, and perforation details
• Well production summaries and comprehensive well production and injection
• Gas analysis, AOF pressure data, and deliverabilities
• Pipeline and facility data
• Field and pool data
• Oil and gas reserves

In the petroleum industry, standard symbols are used on maps to indicate
different kinds of wells.

“Dry” hole means that
no hydrocarbon
shows were found

                                                  Source: Accumap (IHS Energy)
            Accumap Software Demo
Start – Programs – Geological Engineering – Accumap

Tools – Index Map (or UWI search, if you already know the Unique
Well Identifier for the well you’re interested in)

Index Map View: Select “All” to see a base map for all of western
Canada. Otherwise, just select the province that you’re interested

Click the “New” button, then use your mouse to box off the area
that you want to map. (Don’t worry. You can change the boundaries
of this box later by zooming in/out or panning.)
 Time-out: File locations
Before you go too far, you will want to
make some changes to the default
locations used by Accumap for storing
temporary files and data or map files.
Otherwise, it will try to save things to
folders that you are not allowed to
access, and error messages (and
potentially crashes) will result.

(1) Click on the path that appears on
the lower left corner of the interface,
then use the pop-up dialog box to enter
a path that you have permission to
write to (… for most of this, this means
a folder on your H: drive).
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(2) From the “Preferences” menu,
select “Defaults.” Ensure that “Map
Data Directory” and “User Database
Directory” both point to paths that you
have permission to write to (… for most
of this, this means a folder on your H:
                Time-out: File locations
Even with the aforementioned changes, the software does not always
run “happily” on our network. You may, from time to time, encounter
“nag” screens like the one shown below. Although these are a
nuisance, you can generally continue using the software just by
clicking “OK” and carrying on with your business.
The map that is generated should look something like this.

Hover you mouse over the buttons on the left edge of the screen to
see what these buttons do. An important button is the magnifying
glass, which lets you click on a well and see information about it in
an “Accucard” (more generally referred to as a “Well Ticket”).
Here’s what a typical well ticket looks like:
                                                Well status and       Year drilled, KB
                                                producing zone        elevation
Well name, location,
and operator

Vertical depth, subsea
elevation and thick-
                                                                        Click for info
ness of geological
                                                                        on cores,
                                                                        casing and

                                           Click for info on fluids
                                           produced from this well
Example: What’s the Porosity of the Producing Zone for Wells in
         the Kindersley Area?

Using the procedures described
above, create a new index map by
drawing a box that encompasses
Kindersley and surrounding

It’s not so useful to display ALL
of the wells in our index map
area, so use the Detail Map – Map
Features menu to “turn off” wells.
            Click on the check
            mark to turn off the
            display of all wells
Now, we want to query the Accumap database, and ask it to display
only the wells that are in the Kinderlsey field.

Do this by clicking the “Ask Question” button at the lower left
corner of the index map.
    We first need to tell the database which region we want to search
    in to find the Kindersley wells.

    Click Region, Screen, then Add.



    If we clicked “OK Find Answer” at this stage, all of the wells
    included in the map area would be displayed... this isn’t really what
    we want, so we will ask some addition questions as follows...
 Click Data Group, Well License, Field, then the Lookup button.


   2                     4



From the drop-down list that appears, select
Kindersley, then click OK.

Click the Add button.

Click OK, Find Answer.                                      6
  From the colour palette that is displayed, choose the map display
  colour that you want for your Kindersley wells, then click OK.

  Assuming that you correctly drew your index map such that it
  contained Kindersley, you should see a few wells appear on your
  map now.

Click the Zoom to
Any Area Button,
the zoom in to get
a closer look at
the Kindersley
    You will note that when the zoomed-in map draws itself, your wells
    will have DISAPPEARED! Click the Find Answer button, which will
    reiterate your query to the database and display the results.

There are a number
of oil wells NW of the
town of Kindersley,
and a number of gas
wells SW of the town.

Use the magnifying
glass tool if you want
to browse the
Accucards for any of
these wells.
    In this case, we want to know the porosity of the producing
    formation. We can click the Ask Question button again and send
    the database a more specific query (i.e., “Show me wells in the
    Kindersley area for which core analysis data are available”).





Unless you have refreshed the previous version of your map (by
hitting the F5 key), the results of your previous query will still be
displayed on screen. This is usually OK... just make sure that you
choose a different well display colour for this more specific query, so
you’ll be able to differentiate these wells from the previous ones.

 These wells that show
 up in a different colour
 are the ones for which
 core analysis data are
Use the magnifying glass tool to display the Accucard for one of
these wells.

On the Accucard, click the Cr/Pf/Case/Log button.
Under Cores, click the Analysis Button.

[Note: The Analysis button will not display for wells that do not have
core analysis data in digital form.]
Here is an example of a core analysis report.
                               Measured porosities are shown here
       Measured permeabilities are shown here
And that’s it... we’ve answered our initial question:
 “What’s the Porosity of the Producing Zone for Wells in the Kindersley Area?”

You can use the Ask Question button to build all kinds of queries.

For example: “Are there any wells in the Kindersley area for which dipole
shear sonic logs are available?”
(the answer in this case is “no”)
There are a vast array of data types you can search for using the Ask
Question button. It’s up to you to explore these on your own.

Some other useful info:

Choosing File – Save from the menu will save your map, in case you want
to use it again (when you re-start Accumap and select Tools – Index Map,
you will see that your map will be listed there.)

If you want to retain the results of your database query, click the “Save
Answer to List” button at the bottom of your map. This will let you create
a Well List. This list will automatically be saved along with the map. [Note:
Re-save your map after you’ve attached the list, though.]

If you want to use a map in a PowerPoint presentation, hit the PrintScreen
button on your keyboard, open a blank PowerPoint slide, then select

If you print your map, make sure that you’ve selected a well colour
OTHER THAN WHITE... otherwise you won’t be able to see your wells!
  A web based well log and production report delivery system. EnerGISite
  offers rapid access to a library of logs that have been run in Canada.
You will have to create your own user account to access the site – see
next page for instructions.
Ali Groppmair wrote:
Hi Chris,

It was great to chat with you yesterday; thanks for sending over the documents with each of the students names. I
am putting together an updated Rider for you to review and sign which outlines how EnerGISite will be used and
those accessing the site. I will forward this to you as soon as it is completed.

In order for each student to access the site, they will need to logon to, click on
Register and follow the steps to complete the form. Once this form is completed, our Logs Department is notified
and access is granted. Please note there is a section for Billing Address; this is a required field; however, as you
know, we are providing complimentary access.

If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Have a good weekend!

Ali Groppmair
Inside Sales Representative                             You have to allow pop-ups for EnerGISite to work
Divestco Software and Data
                                                        on your computer, and you have to install a Java
                                                        plug-in. (EnerGISite will redirect you to the
                                                        download site if it detects that you don’t have the
                                                        require plug-in installed already.)

                      The logs that you will download from EnerGISite
                      will be in a digital format, referred to as LAS (Log
                      ASCII Standard). These are text files, which you
                      can open and plot in MS Excel. Most logging
                      companies also provide free LAS viewers, which
                      you may wish to download and install if you have
                      access to a computer on which you have
                      Administrator privileges.

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