TECHNOLOGY Slim-hole horizontal well improves gas storage field deliverability

Mark E. Gredell Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co. HoustonMark A. Benson Slimdril International Inc. Houston Based on a presentation at the American Gas Association Operations Conference, Las Vegas, May 7-10, 1995. A slim-hole horizontal well in a gas storage field, drilled with a 2,000-ft lateral section under a city, initially produced about four times more than a nearby offset vertical well. This horizontal well will increase the amount of gas cycled from the storage field each year. The slim-hole well design helped keep costs down considerably. The ability of the well to cycle gas efficiently from the area under the city will be determined by monitoring the future performan...

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