What is a Well Milestone

Technical advances in methods used to construct and prepare wells for operations have paved the way for tremendous industry growth over the last several decades. New drilling tools and measuring capabilities allow us to construct many closely spaced wellbores. Hydraulic fracturing and hydrocarbon recovery systems maximize the return from each investment.

Industry vocabularies have failed to keep pace with these advances, however. Terminology that worked well only a few years ago now introduces ambiguity and lack of clarity that can interfere with communication and the interdisciplinary connections that are essential to our industry. PPDM Association’s What Is A Well and Well Status and Classification initiatives created Rosetta Stones that help harmonize corporate and regional dialects.

How to Become a Member

Industry Resources

This workgroup is open to any PPDM Association member. Expectations will be specified in the charter.

Is needed as specified in the charter that will be developed next.

Interested? Here’s what comes next

PPDM workgroups are launched and operated in accordance with “the PPDM Way”. If you are interested in this workgroup, please email projects.
  • Ideas for workgroups are originated by PPDM members through dialogue with PPDM.
  • A proposal outlining the idea is circulated among PPDM members. (this is that document)
  • Members who are interested in participating contact the PPDM Office. This group will compose the workgroup charter.  The charter will define the scope, deliverables, time frame, cost and resource needs for the workgroup.
  • The PPDM Board of Directors approves the workgroup charter.
  • Members agree to fund and resource the workgroup as needed.
  • The workgroup kicks off and completes the deliverables outlined in the charter.