I am a GIS student completing a project for determining the optimal placement of horizontal wells (drilling) based on a set of engineering rules. The project is for an external client and not standard course curriculum.
I will need to automate the drawing of new lines (horizontal drills) from polygons (well pads) based on a set of provided rules (buffers between all drill lines), as well as interact with other vector features such as stopping at 100m of the end of a quarter section boundary or not stopping at or under a road allowance.
I have taken an ESRI tutorial on Linear Referencing and have tried using COGO editing tools. These will be helpful but at this point I am having difficulty with just the basics of drawing the lines and moving them based on direction/angle/buffer with the context of the rules provided.
The rules are: -Well paths must 200m apart from each other -Start and end 100m from land or holding boundary -Max 8 wells/pad -Pads 240M by 120M -Spacing 4 wells/section(640 acres) or I well/Quarter section(160Acres) -100m from quarter sec boundary
Any help with line editing or similar existing models etc?
Can anyone chime in with any other advice for vector editing. Also anyone with Oil & Gas experience, have you seen anything similar? Does this seem like too lofty a goal for student fairly new to geoprocessing? Thanks!