This paper describes a method for determining the optimum well path through a high-density cluster of existing wells by considering the close proximity of the other wells. A simple 2D or 3D path is proposed, checked for proximity to the other wells, and then modified if necessary according to dogleg severity and the proximity of neighboring wells. An example using North Sea data is presented.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||SPE Drilling Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1990|