TAML refocuses on educating industry on multilaterals

TAML (Technical Advancement of Multilaterals), formed in 1997 as a joint-industry project (JIP), now aims to reinvent itself as an organization for educating the industry on the advantages of multilateral wells.As Ray Brister, a TAML subcommittee chairman and a senior drilling and completions engineer with ChevronTexaco Corp., said "...the plan is that TAML is shifting its focus from the creator of the TAML ranking chart to an organization that focuses on education in order to advance multilateral technology."Multilaterals have proven successful in various production applications, but members of TAML feel that the industry still does not recognize the full potential of the technology.Esti...

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