High-tech future

High-tech wells provide new options for overcoming many of the difficulties in recovering oil and gas from the varied and heterogeneous reservoirs often found today. Either separately or in combination, technologies such as multilaterals, intelligent wells, and expandable tubulars allow for the exploitation of reserves that previously might have had to be left in the ground.This week's PennWell High-Tech Wells conference and multilateral short course, in Galveston, Tex., Feb. 10-13, highlight many recent field experiences with these technologies. In addition, this week's issue of OGJ features a special report on multilaterals, beginning on p. 39, that discusses how the industry gr...

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