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Drilling Industry Glossary

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Well Planning

Well planning is a series of steps from the well's initial drilling to its plug and abandonment. Many of these steps are interconnected. Many considerations, ranging from reservoir conditions to the rate of fluid production, determine the well planning.

For drilling operations, well planning refers to the preparation of physical drilling operation parameters, equipment, tools, etc. Drilling engineering and drilling software are often part of the well planning. For example, torque and drag software in the well planning process helps the drilling engineer select a drill pipe capable of withstanding the torque and drag encountered during extended reach well drilling.

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