The topics above are offered by ICDP's Operational Support Group (OSG), a small team of scientists, engineers and technicians to assist in project planning and management. 

Surface information & coordinate systems

The well planning starts with the collection of topographical field information, e.g. available GIS data and the global position of fields, sites and borehole locations in geographical, UTM or Lambert coordinates. Geological surfaces and faults can also be incorporated at this stage for visualization, and intersections by the planned well computed and displayed.