Norsk Hydro optimizes well paths with virtual reality technology

05/13/2002
Norsk Hydro AS operates the Oseberg field in the Norwegian North Sea 130 km northwest of the company's headquarters in Bergen, Norway.Virtual reality (VR) technology has allowed the company's field asset teams to optimize well and horizontal lateral placement within the reservoir, during both planning and drilling phases, of infill wells.Drilled in 1999, Oseberg field B-29 well is a good example, with the well's VR designed horizontal completion encountering 65% oil-filled sand, compared to an average of 35% for nearby wells, according to the company. Team members review a wellborn trajectory relative to reservoir features. Photo courtesy of Schlumberger. Click here to enlarg...
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