A method is described for determining the optimum well path through a high density cluster of existing wells by considering the close proximity of the other wells. The planning starts from the investigation of simple two-dimensional well paths, then turns to the three-dimensional well path if there is not a safe two-dimensional path available. While planning, the modification of the proposed well path can be made if necessary within the constraints of dog-leg severity, hole inclination, and the proximity of neighbouring wells. An example using North Sea data is also presented.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings: International Meeting on Petroleum Engineering|
|Number of pages||47117130|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
|Event||International Meeting on Petroleum Engineering - Tianjin, China|
Duration: 1 Nov 1988 → 4 Nov 1988
|Conference||International Meeting on Petroleum Engineering|
|Period||1/11/88 → 4/11/88|