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

Zhihua Wang, Tom A Inglis

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings: International Meeting on Petroleum Engineering
    Number of pages47117130
    Publication statusPublished - 1988
    EventInternational Meeting on Petroleum Engineering - Tianjin, China
    Duration: 1 Nov 19884 Nov 1988


    ConferenceInternational Meeting on Petroleum Engineering


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