Well Construction Objectives for Exploration Wells, Appraisal Wells and Development Wells

Well planning, design and construction phases are mainly concerned with three objectives:

  1. Well objectives as producing or exploring.
  2. Environmental and Safety Objectives
  3. Total expenditure and budget of the project

The above mentioned objectives do not come with standard specific goals and vary based on the location and environment of operations. The planning team has to correctly identify all the goals and factors that influence the project.


The first step of well planning is Well Proposal or Statement of Requirements and it is mainly concerned with the Exploration and Reservoir Engineering Department. The contents of this document include the specific objectives of the well and are can be classified as Exploration, Appraisal or Development. Continue reading