Well planning, evaluation programs improve Phillips' gulf results

To ensure that exploration wells deliver maximum value, Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, Okla., has developed MaxWell ("Maximize Well Value"), a set of well-management processes and tools designed to guide well planning, drilling, evaluation, and completion.The program is designed to establish a more coordinated, successful effort by company exploration and drilling departments.Too often, exploration prospects are simply passed to drilling departments that are expected pursue them with the information at hand.Unfortunately, because of these informal hand-offs, drilling departments may end up with confusing objectives and a poor well design or over-design. The prospect may have a spud...

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