HORIZONTAL WELLS-6 FORMATION CHARACTERISTICS DICTATE COMPLETION DESIGN

12/03/1990
Cameron White Baker Oil Tools Houston Because horizontal drilling is being applied to more and different types of reservoirs, it is becoming apparent that better completion designs are required to optimize production rates, long-term economics, and ultimate producible reserves. This sixth of an eight-part series discusses the equipment considerations and the benefits of different completion schemes. COMPLETION DESIGN Early horizontal completions of fractured carbonate reservoirs consisted mainly of open hole and slotted-liner completions. Initial emphasis was placed primarily on the development of sophisticated equ...
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