Our Company and Our Vision
Selman & Associates, Ltd. originated as a small,
privately owned mudlogging company in 1983 headquartered in Midland, Texas.
Consistently building on 30 years of experience and continuing a tradition of
outstanding services, our organization continues to earn a reputation of
providing exceptional mudlogs and consistent services in many different plays in
Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Pennsylvania, and North Dakota.
Since the company's inception, Selman & Associates, Ltd. has followed a simple
business philosophy: To provide our clients with the best wellsite geological
evaluation team, to be a pro-active partner in geological evaluation goals, and
to provide professional customer service at a reasonable cost. Our ability to
deliver our commitment to the clients we serve is evident by citing the
exceptional level of repeat business over the years. Selman & Associates, Ltd.
assures that each job is completed in a professional manner with client
satisfaction as our ultimate goal.
THE NATURAL EVOLUTION OF OUR DIMENSIONAL STEERING SERVICES
In early 2010, Selman & Associates, Ltd. initiated a
development software program to improve GeoSteering and GeoNavigation techniques
by leveraging our advanced computer technology targeting the need to enhance
curve fitting and correlating techniques. The latest achievement from this
ongoing research is our patent pending DSS (Dimensional Steering Services)
computer software program. The DSS application generates three- dimensional
(3-D) images far exceeding the industry's standard and produces reports to
visually improve the use of actual, near-real time data acquired while drilling.
The fact that Selman & Associates, Ltd. developed this software in-house within
our own Research & Development department allows us to adjust the program to
solve any operator's unique requirements. Since the 1990's, the industry's
standard for Geosteering has produced a report that is flat, uninformative and
unreadable for anyone lacking some required technical knowledge in the ﬁeld of
oil and gas exploration and drilling. The old style spreadsheet reports have
left some operators at a disadvantage when trying to drill their project and
resulted in higher costs. Dimensional Steering Services software solves all of
the shortcomings of many other software packages on the market today and in the
Shown here is a 3-Dimensional representation of the actual
borehole drawn from survey data, gamma ray curve, and formation tops. Note the
vertical pilot hole at the left, which was drilled and is plotted for reference
to show deviation from true vertical. This is one of the many features that DSS
software provides to aid our clients and Geosteering specialists visualize the
landing of the well and to make adjustments in near ”reaI-time".
REPORT GENERATION AND GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION
Our report generation and the graphical representation of the acquired data are unmatched. Other ”over the counter"
software applications in use by exploration departments have been seen as
expensive, cumbersome, and lacking in features and advancements found in our
Geosteering application. Other geosteering software packages only offer a very
simplistic rendering that is plotted either along a x-y axis (TVD vs. MD) or
along a z-y axis (MD vs. N/E).
The implementation and displaying of a three-
dimensional data set in various scenarios is a very powerful tool that helps the
client visualize where the borehole lies in relation to formational horizons
within the geological cross-section.
This enables the client's geosteering team,
drilling engineers, geologists, completion/production teams, and other
organizational members to quickly grasp small changes that could affect proper
"Staying on target within the payzone" can be accomplished
easily even in areas where very complex geological/structural features exist.
Structural features that are very faulted or otherwise dipping and turning
faster than the original borehole plan are seen in greater detail using the DSS
Our logging engineers, geologists, and supporting
crew have extensive in-house training on formation evaluation, geological
interpretation, structural geology, geochemistry, and drilling procedures.
Selman & Associates, Ltd. has always and will continue to place a priority in
their personnel. Based on various levels of geological need, our clients receive
customized service from DSS crewmembers.
The success of our Dimensional Steering
Services is achieved thru assisting our clients with our highly trained crews
who observe, collect, assimilate, and interpret the drilling data. Our reports
enable our clients to easily comprehend sand interpret this data thus making
maximum use of the information acquired while drilling.
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