Video demonstrations: DSO/Upstream features and capabilities
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- DSO/Upstream overview
- Optimize your schedule using key objectives
- Creating and evaluating schedule scenarios
- Track schedule Key Performance Indicators
- Satisfy lease obligations in your drilling schedule
- Advanced drilling schedule reporting
- Avoid offset well violations
- Create and track drilling schedule milestones
- Model and schedule any type of activity
Save time and increase operational efficiency
DSO/Upstream enables you to manage well delivery programs with all activities in one integrated schedule, available to all stakeholders. And, you receive immediate feedback on the impact of schedule changes, in terms of Key Performance Indicators that you define.
Optimize your drilling schedule using key objectives
Align your schedule with business goals
When you're developing a complex upstream schedule you need to ensure that it's aligned with key business goals.
DSO/Upstream optimizes the sequence of activity and resource assignments in your schedule to meet any set of objectives. Whether it's ensuring that you achieve a certain level of production, balancing costs against the number of wells completed, or minimizing non-productive time on your equipment, you can optimize the schedule rapidly and ensure that it's aligned with your goals.
Creating and evaluating schedule scenarios
Easily determine what actions to take
Using schedule scenarios to make effective trade-off decisions is key to success when drilling. For example, scenarios show you how to balance production levels against operating expenses and equipment utilization, and how to move towards an optimal outcome as operational and business changes occur.
DSO/Upstream enables you to easily create and evaluate whatever scenarios are required. Any schedule metrics may be compared with your baseline schedule so that you can rapidly and easily determine what to do in any situation.
Track schedule Key Performance Indicators
Easily monitor the impact of updates
When your schedule is updated to reflect operational changes or new business objectives you need immediate insight into the impact on important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), such as costs and expected production.
DSO/Upstream incorporates real time reporting and charting of all your schedule KPIs, so that you always know how any changes will affect your targets.
Satisfy lease obligations in your drilling schedule
Always meet Continuous Development requirements
If your scheduling tools don't make use of lease or unit obligation information, you may discover too late that there's an expiration or continuous development problem hidden in your schedule. Missing important obligation dates can cause significant operational disruption and have a negative impact on your drilling program budget. But DSO/Upstream makes use of all available lease and unit data as you build and manage drilling schedules, so that you never miss an obligation.
Advanced drilling schedule reporting
Any metric. Any dimension. Any time period.
When you're managing a complex drilling programyou need comprehensive reporting facilities to analyze the project schedule and associated Key Performance Indicator metrics, and to share information with all team members.
DSO/Upstream's reporting capabilities provide you with insight on any schedule metric, from any perspective or dimension. You can rapidly and easily create reports for any time period, and export them to MS-Excel or PDF files.
Avoid offset well violations
Eliminate interference before it occurs. Minimize operational disruptions.
If your scheduling tool doesn't make use of offset well data, you may discover too late that there are offset well violations hidden in your schedule. These can cause significant operational disruptions and have a negative impact on your drilling program budget. But DSO/Upstream makes use of offset well data to warn you of violations before they occur, so that you can resequence activities and maintain efficient operations.
Create and track drilling schedule milestones
Easily determine status at any time
Being able to see all schedule milestones and who is responsible for each one is critical to knowing whether your drilling program is on course.
DSO/Upstream enables you to create whatever milestones are required, display and track them on schedule Gantt charts and reports, and color code them to show their status at any given time. As well, it's easy to show who is responsible for each one.
Model and schedule any type of activity
Accurately reflect real operations
When you're scheduling a complex drilling program you need to capture all of the essential activities and resources—and how they are related to one another—in your scheduling tool.
DSO/Upstream enables you to easily model the types of activities that occur, in whatever sequence, and link them to your available resources. As well, timing constraints and default activity durations are all under your control. Your entire upstream activity lifecycle is available for scheduling and optimization.