7.6 Risk Data Object

Topic Version1Published11/11/2016
For StandardWITSML v2.0

Drilling risks and events are defined throughout the planning and execution of a well. It is crucial to record and share information about risks and events affecting rig operations. However, the ability to effectively share data on a larger scale between wells, fields, and blocks is a challenge. This data is particularly important during the planning phase of a well, when access to all available offset risk information is crucial for a successful and safe design of the well.

The risk data object (Risk) enables efficient and complete data transfer of risk and event data between different users and software applications. This information allows the integration of relevant risks into the proposed well design. As the well is drilled, the risk object can be used to alert the rig and remote support teams of potential issues ahead of the bit.