Planning directional wells through a high-density cluster of existing wells

Zhlhua Wang, Tom A Inglis

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)291-293
    Number of pages3
    JournalSPE Drilling Engineering
    Volume5
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1990

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