Innova Drilling and Intervention

Unit 6, Piper Alpha Centre, Badentoy Industrial Estate, Portlethen
Aberdeen,  AB12 4YF

United Kingdom
  • Booth: 1161

Innova provide the premier software solution for today’s oil and gas industry.

Well Seeker Pro, is the complete Well Planning & Anti-Collision package including; Reporting, Geosteering & Drilling Optimization. 

Innova Engineering features T&D, Hydraulics, Survey Correction and BHA Analysis.

Innova also provide bespoke mechanical / electrical / software / engineering services and consulting services.


  • Innova Well Seeker Pro
    Innova Well Seeker Pro is the complete Directional Drilling, Well Planning and Reporting software solution. Advanced well planning and anti-collision capability coupled with an intuitive interface....

  • Innova Well Seeker Pro establishes a new industry standard directional drilling and well planning package with unrivalled speed and functionality. Well-Seeker Pro integrates high performance 2D & 3D graphics with a powerful database engine that allows the user to easily store and visualize their well trajectories as well as perform complex well planning and anti-collision calculations. Well-Seeker Pro is the next generation of drilling software.


    • Well Path Planning
    • Anti-Collision
    • Wellbore Visualization
    • Geomagnetic Modelling
    • Geosteering functionality
    • Daily Reporting
    • Automated Directional Guidance System
    • Suited to both Office and Field based use

    Comprehensive Well Path Planning

    • Full range of 2D & 3D well planning methods including: dogleg tool face, build and turn, line up on target at specified inc / azi, one click S-well and slant well construction
    • Supports multiple target geometries from simple 2D circular, point & rectangular, to complex 3D multi point polygonal drilling targets
    • Create Drillers Targets based on error models, well trajectory & required confidence
    • Supports advanced well planning for all applications: from simple vertical exploration wells to complex multi-laterals
    • Integrated with Criterion Automated Directional Guidance System *available with additional License

    Reporting Outputs

    • Exports to fully customizable PDF and Excel reports
    • User defined reports can include, Surveys, Geographic Survey, Anti-Collision, Magnetic Spacing, EOU
    • Wall Plot Composer
    • Drill String Editor allows the user to add BHAs to plans and surveys and output excel BHA reports

    Advanced Anti-Collision Tools

    • Perform anti-collision scans using industry leading proximity detection algorithms
    • Calculate ellipse of uncertainty (EOU) using full range of latest ISCWSA MWD and Gyro error models
    • Anti-collision scans can be run interactively during planning and drilling phases
    • User defined warning criteria and alerts can be set to notify of potential collision risk
    • Real Time AC feature allows monitoring of multiple offset wells and distance to lease lines
    • User defined warning criteria and alerts can be set to notify of potential collision risk
    • Anti-collision tools such as travelling cylinder view and ladder plot update in real time as additional surveys are entered

    Wellbore Visualization

    • Fully customizable, advanced and powerful 3D charting capability
    • 3D Visualization of multiple wells
    • ‘Fly down well’ 3D chart feature
    • Print direct to multiple image formats including PDF and Jpeg
    • Advanced anti-collision plots available include Ladder, Travelling Cylinder and Separation Factor

    Integrated geosteering functionality

    • Visualise formation top and target depths
    • Update and model geological target corridor based on real time updates  
    • Provides clear visual updates of drilling corridor to directional driller
    • Quickly create offset plans based on real time geosteering updates 

    Integrated Daily Reporting Features

    Fully Integrated within Innova’s Well Seeker Pro are advanced custom reporting features including:

    • Daily Drilling Reports
    • Daily Cost Reports
    • Well Cost Reports
    • Tool Utilisation Reports
    • Pipe Tally
    • BHA Reports
    • BHA Performance Reports
    • End of Well Reports
    • KPI Tracking

    Additional Features

    • Ability to import Compass export files at the click of a button
    • Well Seeker Pro supports direct import of COMPASS XML files


    Well Seeker Pro is a full featured Well Planning, Directional Drilling and Reporting package providing an advanced solution that raises significantly the standard for well planning software. When combined with the Innova Engineering package, Well Seeker Pro provides both operators and service providers with the complete software solution for advanced well planning and engineering.

  • Innova Engineering
    Innova Engineering provides a comprehensive engineering package to plan and drill your well successfully. Innova Engineering features: Torque and Drag, Hydraulics, BHA Analysis, Survey Correction (MSA/SCC/ SAG) & BHA Mag Interference Calculator


  • Innova Engineering is a complete well engineering software solution combining the power of multiple packages into one application. Incorporating Hydraulics, Torque and Drag, BHA Analysis, Survey Q.C. & Correction (SAG/Short Collar/ Multi-Station Analysis) & BHA Magnetic Interference Calculator, Innova Engineering provides a comprehensive engineering package to plan and drill your well successfully

    Innova Engineering was developed by engineers for engineers to provide the premier engineering software package for the oil and gas industry. With exceptional functionality and an intuitive yet powerful interface, Innova Engineering delivers an innovative and cost-effective solution for Operators and Service Providers alike.

    Main Features

    • Simple to use interface, in a standalone package
    • Extremely fast calculations; results for complex BHAs at multiple flow rates / friction factors are calculated in seconds
    • Copy and paste data from Excel, Notepad or any other file type directly into Innova Engineering
    • Easy to interpret graphical and numeric directional wells outputs available for all calculation modules
    • Create professional, user customized reports in both PDF and Excel formats for all outputs
    • Detailed Summary Reports for each module
    • Fully customizable charts complete with screen reader to allow quick interpretation of generated data
    • Overlay data collected from the wellsite against the modelled outputs for quick and easy comparisons as well as casing / liner runs
    • Complete support for complex 3D
    • Import / Export BHA assemblies
    • Editable Fluids Library & Components Catalogue

    Torque and Drag Module

    • Latest soft string model with stiffness correction factor
    • Model Viscous Drag, Buckling Friction & Contact Surface Correction
    • Conservative (Unloading) & Standard (Loading) Buckling Models
    • Calculate T&D for tripping, on bottom and reaming
    • Calculate sinusoidal and helical buckling limits
    • Full support for casing, liner & drilling assemblies
    • Full support for complex 3D directional wells
    • Friction factor sensitivity analysis for unlimited number of friction factors, or single calculations
    • Models casing flotation / drill string fill
    • Friction reduction devices can be modelled into calculations
    • Calculates expected pipe stretch and torque induced pipe twist
    • Elemental (snapshot) view available for all calculations
    • Calculate side forces & casing wear
    • Calculate drill string fatigue
    • Real time data can be modelled & displayed alongside the calculated data
    • Actual and apparent WOB and overpull calculations. Visualize how much overpull / WOB is experienced at the bit for a given value seen at surface
    • Casing Standoff & Centralizer Spacing Calculation

    Hydraulics Module

    • Calculates standpipe pressures, cuttings loaded and clean hole ECDs, surge and swab as well as a complete set of hole cleaning outputs
    • Support for multiple hydraulic models: Bingham Plastic, Power Law, Herschel Bulkley, Robertson Stiff
    • Options for single calculation or sensitivity analysis for unlimited number of flowrates and tripping speeds simultaneously
    • Full support for riser-less / dual gradient drilling
    • Split flow modelling for complex BHAs with multiple hole openers / under reamers / circulating subs
    • Incorporate data gathered at the well site into the hydraulics model and overlay the real-world data and the theoretical hydraulics model
    • Enter multiple pore pressures & fracture gradients and plot against modelled data
    • Surge and swab calculations can be calculated for any reference e.g. bit, casing shoe, bottom hole, or any other user defined depth
    • Model the effect of stabilizers and casing centralizers
    • Quick bit hydraulics calculator, determine bit pressure losses and impact force without having to setup a complete project

    Survey Correction Module

    • Correct raw MWD surveys for Z axis magnetic interference with latest short collar correction algorithm
    • QC raw MWD surveys for G total, B total and magnetic dip with user definable limits
    • Multi Station Analysis (MSA) quantifies magnetometer scale and bias errors resulting in more accurate survey data
    • Well path magnetic interference analysis; calculate the expected error in azimuth for a given amount of non-mag spacing. Fully supports intermediate steel above and below the MWD sensor or both.
    • Full support for minimum curvature, radius of curvature, tangential and balanced tangential well plans
    • Supports survey interpolation for both MD and TVD. Results can be exported to text or Excel

    SAG Correction & BHA Analysis

    • Survey SAG correction algorithm, to correct survey inclinations for BHA deflections
    • Rotary BHA modelling to aid in build / walk rate predictions
    • Predicted build / walk Rate for Sliding based on motor bend, hole size and Bit Formation Index
    • Vibration analysis calculates Critical RPM

    New features coming soon in 2019 

    • Casing Design 
    • Cementing 
    • Well Control 
    • Jar Placement 
  • Innova Professional Engineering Services
    Innova’s highly skilled team of industry professionals utilise in-house software capability, allowing provision of cost effective Well Engineering solutions to meet our customer’s needs....

  • Offering sale of software, provision of service or a combination of both, Innova provides a cost effective and flexible solution for all Well Engineering applications.

    Available Services

    • Well Planning
    • Hydraulics calculations
    • Torque & Drag Calculations
    • Anti-collision scanning
    • BHA Analysis and optimisation
    • Survey Correction & QC
    • SAG Corrections

    Performance Drilling

    • Aluminium Drill Pipe
    • Air Drilling
    • Hole Cleaning best practice
    • BHA selection & design
    • Expertise in unconventional plays (Permian / Eagle Ford / Marcellus / Utica)

    Drilling Engineering

    • Torque & Drag / Hydraulics Analysis
    • Bit Selection
    • Offset Well Review
    • Casing Program Design
    • BHA Design (optimised for vibration / performance)
    • Well Planning (Trajectory / Anti-Collision / Wall Plots)
    • Survey QC & Correction (MSA / SCC / SAG)
    • Expertise in Extended Reach / Deepwater / HPHT
    • Pre/post job planning & analysis
    • Provision of personnel for well site duties (DSV / drilling engineering)
    • Technical/commercial review and recommendation of DD / MLWD / RSS equipment
    • Market analysis reports