WERNER, JOEL W., and FRED J. PITTARD, SlimDril International, Inc., Houston, TX
ABSTRACT: Slimhole Short-Radius Drilling and Its Applications
A brief overview of short-radius horizontal drilling will be discussed as well as its specific, proven applications. The following material will be presented and reviewed: short-radius horizontal objectives, the short-radius bottom hole assembly and related drilling equipment, geographic regions and target formations drilled, drilling parameters associated with specific applications, cost savings associated with short-radius horizontal drilling, and typical completion techniques of these applications. In closing, a Kern County, California (Belridge field) short-radius horizontal case history will be discussed.
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Discovery Article #90992©1993 AAPG Pacific Section Meeting, Long Beach,
California, May 5-7, 1993.