Producing Horizontal Wells Horizontal wells prove versatile for improved oil recovery

Hemanta K. Sarma, Kenji Ono Japan National Oil Corp. Chiba, Japan The diversity of Canadian horizontal well applications illustrates the improved oil recovery potential of this technology. Canada has been a pioneer in IOR with horizontal wells since the late 1970s. Improved oil recovery (IOR) horizontal well applications are increasing rapidly. Currently, about 5% of the over 7,500 horizontal wells worldwide involve IOR. As more horizontal wells are drilled, it is inevitable that IOR will be a significant proportion of these applications. Most IOR with horizontal wells has been successful, both in terms of oil productivity and economics. In most cases, project cost has been reali...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected