Datalog’s WellHub supports intense drilling

A new data provision service from Datalog offers a centralized, internet-based data hub with managed data distribution to partners. The WITS-enabled WellHub also integrates drilling data.

Western Canadian operations can provide a stress test for communications with a turn-around time from spud to rig release of only 3-4 days. Calgary-based Datalog is supporting the data management and communications associated with such intense drilling activity with a new data service provision WellHub offers a central repository and delivery mechanism for wellsite information including logs, reports, documents and images. Along with vertical E&P datatypes, WellHub provides secure Internet access, instant messaging and confidential e-mail. Datalog claims WellHub improves efficiency by offering automated data access to partners, regulatory agencies and service companies. WellHub provide real time viewing of geological and drilling data, including LWD, wireline, and other logs.


Wellhub was trialed by a Western Canadian operator drilling a large number of shallow wells in quick succession. On spud, the system informed partners and other interested parties by email that new information was available. The Hub provides a central data repository during operations. Data can be left on the Hub until all financial and wellsite operations have ceased and the AFE has been closed.


Following the trial, WellHub was adopted as the operator’s standard reporting system – saving operations personnel at least an hour a day each. An add-on, the WellWizard allows for real time distribution of logs, charts, and drilling parameters. WellWizard uses WITS and WITSML formats to integrate all sources of wellsite data.

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