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On the Well Information screen, select Update Picklist to refresh the list of operators in the drop-down menu. If the operator still doesn’t appear in the list, contact Pason Technical Support.

Follow these steps from your Pason workstation:

  1. Select Menu > Tools > Export.
  2. Select the kind of data you want to export (Time or Depth).
  3. Adjust your settings as desired, then select Which. The Export List Selection screen opens.
  4. Add and remove traces as desired.
    • To add a trace to the export, select it, then click Add to List.
    • To remove a trace from the export, select it, then click Remove from List.
  5. Select OK when you’re finished.
  6. Select Export.

Follow these step from the RMPC:

  1. Select Menu > Setup > My Rig Setup.
  2. Enter the password (301.3400), then select OK. The My Rig Setup screen opens.
  3. Under 3rd Party Gas Units or Pason Gas Units, select Change to toggle through the available units.

To reopen a paused well, follow these steps from the EDR main screen:

  1. Click Menu > Setup > Well Info. The End/Edit/(Pause) Well Menu screen opens.
  2. Click Pause Current Well or End Current Well. The Well Information/Well screen opens.

    Note:

    If you don’t see a Pause Current Well button, the feature isn’t enabled, and there are no paused wells to reopen. To learn how to enable the pause well feature, see Enabling Pad Rig Support in EDR Help.

  3. Enter the pause/end date and time for the current well in the appropriate fields. If you are ending the well and entered a spud date, you must enter a release date as well.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Click Reopen Old Well. A list of paused wells opens.

    Note:

    Only wells that were previously paused, and assigned to the current operator, appear in the list. If a previous well is not listed, it was either ended (not paused) or assigned to a different operator. You can’t reopen ended wells or wells assigned to another operator.

  6. Select the well you want to reopen, then click Next. The EDR main screen displays the paused well you select from the list.

Make sure that the EDR is configured to accept third-party WITS gas data in the same units that are being sent. On your Pason workstation, go to Menu > Setup > WITS. On the Wits In All tab, select the appropriate units from the drop-down list.

Use the SatAimer interface. The SatAimer interface is not in the EDR—it is accessed using Internet Explorer. To re-aim the Satellite System from the RMPC, follow these steps from the RMPC:

  1. Double-click the SatAimer icon on the desktop, or open the address 192.168.11.10 in Internet Explorer. The SatAimer interface opens.
  2. Click the SatAimer button on the main screen. The SatAimer control screen opens.
  3. Click the AIM button on the control screen. The aiming process starts. Note that the full process can take up to 25 minutes.

If the SatAimer screen will not open on your workstation, you can manually aim the satellite dish by holding up the Park Aim switch on the electronics box for 12 seconds. Be sure to step out of the way when the dish starts moving.

Important: Re-aiming the satellite system interrupts rig communications over the satellite. Never re-aim the satellite system without permission from the rig manager.

If you reset bit depth and then find your export ROP/gas data is incorrect, reset the gas lag calc. From the main EDR screen on the RMPC, Operator Workstation, DHC, or Rig Display, select Menu > Setup > Pason Gas > Reset Lag Cal > Yes.

Important:

After a reset, lag depth is not valid until bottoms up is circulated.

Your ROP/gas data may also appear incorrect if you are comparing time view in the EDR to a depth-based gas data export. Change you EDR view by selecting Menu > Setup > Screen, then select Change to toggle the View Type to Depth View. Check if your ROP/gas data values are now what you expect.

Follow these steps to enable full WITS in EDR 3.12.0 or higher:

  1. Make sure that the third party has connected to the Pason Workstation using the proper Pason cable (CBLASS155), which has yellow, 11-pin female connectors at both ends.
  2. Make sure that the third party sends at least one WITS packet to the EDR continuously at least every 30 seconds. This starts and maintains WITS communications with the EDR.
  3. On the Workstation the third party is connected to, click Menu, Setup, then WITS.
  4. Click the WITS Out Workstation tab, and make sure the Standard button is selected
  5. Click Full WITS.
  6. Select the transmission type, interval, units, and data summary from the drop-down lists.
  7. When you are finished, click Save, then Exit. The Workstation starts sending full WITS.

Learn more:

Pason WITS User Guide

To learn how to approve a charge in PBS, watch Approving a Charge in PBS , or follow these steps:

  1. From the main EDR screen on any Pason Workstation, select Menu > PBS. PBS opens.
  2. Log in using your Pason password. This is the same password you use to approve tour sheets.
  3. Go to the Pending Charges tab.
  4. Select the charge or charges you would like to approve.
  5. Select Approve. You will see a dialog box listing the charges to be approved.
  6. Select OK.
  7. Accept the Terms of Service associated with this charge, or if you have already accepted them, select OK.

The approved equipment or application is now available for use, or will activate shortly. PBS moves the charge to the Approved Charges tab.

Equipment may be disabled if the charge hasn’t been approved in PBS. To check equipment status in the EDR, follow these steps:

  1. From the main EDR screen on the RMPC, Operator Workstation, DHC, or Rig Display, select Menu > Setup > Diagnostics > Equipment.
  2. Check the status column.
    • Enabled means the equipment has been approved in PBS.
    • Disabled means the equipment has not been approved in PBS. Approve the charge to enable the equipment.

If you have a good understanding of WITS and packet communications, use the WITS Monitor to determine if you’re sending or receiving WITS. Follow these steps:

  1. From the main EDR screen on any Pason Workstation, select Menu > Setup > WITS. The WITS setup screen opens.
  2. Select the WITS Monitor tab.
  3. In the table at the bottom, click to select the connected device you want to monitor—look for the workstation type in the Runmode column. The EDR starts displaying the packet information in the WITS In and WITS Out boxes.
  4. Select Raw or Interpreted in the Format box. The Raw format gives you only WITS packet information; the Interpreted format adds more detail.
  5. Select Disconnect if you want to choose a different device to monitor.
  6. Click Exit to return to the setup screen.

To check your connectivity to live data on the DataHub, click here (requires Java).

If you reset bit depth and then find your sample reference depths are incorrect or missing, reset the sample lag calc. From the main EDR screen on the RMPC, Operator Workstation, DHC, or Rig Display, select Menu > Tools > Sample > Setup > Reset Lag Cal > Yes.

Important:

After a reset, lag depth is not valid until bottoms up is circulated.

If you want to dispute an approved PBS charge, log on to PBS from any Pason Workstation, then follow these steps:

  1. On the Approved Charges tab, select the charge you want to dispute.
  2. Select Comment.
  3. Enter your comments with as much detail as possible, and request a response.
  4. Select Submit.

Your comment is sent to Pason, and someone will get back to you in no longer than three business days.

Note:

You can comment multiple times on an approved charge.

After you end or pause a well, the EDR automatically opens a blank well ID on the Well Information screen. Follow these steps in the blank well ID to start a new well:

  1. Enter as much well ID information as you can. Although only the mandatory fields must be filled in, it is a good idea to enter as much detail as you can, in order to avoid confusion, to prevent billing issues, and to store the data correctly on the Pason DataHub.
  2. Click Next. The new well opens to the EDR main screen. If necessary, you can go back and edit the well ID information at any time by clicking Menu > Setup > Well Info > Edit Current Well. Certain fields are locked and can only be changed with a Pason password. These fields can affect billing, so contact Pason Technical Support or your field technician for assistance.

When you are filling out the Well Information screen after a field technician has changed your hard drives or ended your well, try to fill in all the blanks and include as much information as you can. Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk (*). Inaccurate or incomplete well information can cause future confusion, billing issues, and you may need to get tickets re-signed.

Three options are found on the RMPC under Menu > Setup > Well Info.

  1. Pause Current Well: allows you to temporarily pause the current well to be reopened later.
  2. Edit Current Well: allows you to view or modify the properties of the current well.
  3. End Current Well: allows you to end the current well permanently.

The pause well feature is for pad rigs that need to start several wells on a pad, pause them, and then return to the same wells for further drilling activity. If you don't see the Pause Current Well button described below, the feature isn't enabled. To learn how to enable the Pause Well feature, see Enabling Pad Rig Support in EDR Help.

Once the Pause Well feature is enabled, follow these steps from the EDR main screen to pause a well:

  1. Click Menu > Setup > Well Info. The End/Edit/(Pause) Well Menu screen opens.
  2. Click Pause Current Well. The Well Information/Well screen opens.
  3. Enter the pause date and time.
    Note:
    A well must be open for at least an hour of actual run time before you can pause it.
  4. Click Next. Select from the following options:
    • Open New Well—Returns to the EDR main screen and opens a new well.
    • Reopen Old Well—Returns to the EDR main screen and reopens the paused well you select from the list.

Yes, but you can only restore the last version that was saved on the DataHub. As a best practice, you should save the pipe tally just before you end a well.

Saving a Pipe Tally to the DataHub

  1. Click Menu, Setup, then My Rig Setup.
  2. Enter the password (301.3400), then click OK. The My Rig Setup screen opens.
  3. Click the Config Backup button. The Save/Restore Configuration to DataHub screen opens.
  4. Click the Save Pipe Tally button. Your configuration is saved, and a confirmation dialog appears.
  5. Click OK to close the confirmation dialog.

Restoring a Pipe Tally from the DataHub

Following the steps below will replace the current EDR pipe tally. You cannot get it back, so make sure you want to do this.

  1. Click Menu, Setup, then My Rig Setup.
  2. Enter the password (301.3400), then select OK.
  3. Click the Config Backup button. The Save/Restore Configuration to DataHub screen opens.
  4. Click the Restore Pipe Tally button. The Restore Pipe Tally from DataHub screen opens.
  5. Select the file you want to restore from the table, then click OK (it may take a few minutes to download the list of files). A confirmation box appears.
  6. Click OK to start the restore. When the file is downloaded, a confirmation dialog appears.
  7. Click OK to close the confirmation dialog.

For rigs with a Pason Satellite System, satmessage.pason.com is the outgoing mail server. This server does not require authentication.

There are a number of possible causes, but try these fixes:

  • Make sure that the toolpush computer server (TPC) is turned on. The TPC is a tower PC, usually located in a floor cabinet in the rig manager’s trailer.
  • If you’ve upgraded the Internet service level, make sure that the rig manager or operator has approved the upgraded level, and all the upgrade levels below it, in PBS.
  • Unplug the satellite dish from AC power, wait 10 minutes, then plug it in and re-aim the Satellite System.
  • Re-aim the Satellite System.

A well must be open for at least one hour before you can end it in the EDR.

Note: Make sure the spud time is entered before you end the well. If you try to end a well that doesn’t have an entered spud time, you will get an error message preventing you from ending the well.

To end a well, follow these steps from the EDR main screen on the RMPC:

  1. Click Menu, Setup, Well Info. The End/Edit/(Pause) Well menu opens.
  2. Click End Current Well. The Well Information screen opens.
  3. Enter the release date and time by clicking in the fields and selecting from the lists. (This is the date and time that the rig is released by the operator.)
  4. Enter the end date and time in the fields. (This is the time the rig stops charging payroll to the old well, and starts charging payroll to the new well.)
  5. Click Next to end the well. A blank well ID opens, enabling you to enter the information for the next well. (If you have paused a well, you have the choice to start a new well or reopen a paused well.)

Pason passwords can only be created by adding a person to the crew list in the tour sheet. Pason passwords serve as signatures on the rig—keep them confidential.

To add a person to the crew list, follow the steps below from the EDR main screen on the RMPC. If the rig has a Pason operator Workstation, operator representatives can use it to add themselves to the crew list in the same way.

  1. Click Menu, Tools, then Tour Sheet.
  2. Select the current date in the calendar, click Setup, then Crew List or People. The crew list opens.
  3. Click Add. The Crew Member Information dialog box opens. Select a rig position from the Position drop-down list.
  4. Click in the Name box and enter the person’s name. The Name, Initials, and Pason Password fields are mandatory.
  5. Click in the Initials box and enter the representative’s initials.
  6. Click in the Pason Password box and privately enter a password for yourself, or have a crew member privately enter a password for him/herself.
  7. Click Submit, then re-enter the Pason password and click Submit again.
  8. Click in the remaining boxes and enter information as desired.
  9. Click Submit on the Crew Member Information dialog box to save the Pason password.

After you’ve added well information to the Well Info screen, the EDR prevents you from changing certain sections. You can use the EDR’s expert mode to unlock and edit these sections.

Important: Making mistakes in expert mode can permanently corrupt critical payroll and drilling data—be careful when using it.

To edit locked information on the Well Info screen, follow these steps from the EDR main screen on the RMPC:

  1. Click Menu, Setup, then Well Info. The End/Edit/(Pause) Well menu opens.
  2. Click the Expert button. A warning screen opens.
  3. Click OK to acknowledge the warning.
  4. Select the well you want to modify, then click Edit Well.
  5. Make your changes.
  6. Click Next to save the changes.

To add shortcut buttons to the EDR main screen’s left column, follow these steps:

  1. On the EDR main screen, click Setup View, View, then Shortcut Buttons.
  2. From the list, click the box or shortcut you want to change.
  3. Click Box Type to change the type to shortcut, then click the shortcut you want from the drop-down list.
  4. Click OK to save the changes.
  1. On the DHC, click Menu, Setup, then Calibrate.
  2. Enter 255.3158, then click OK. The calibration menu opens.

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