Unocal Thailand slashes well planning cycle time

01/11/1999
Jay E. Valusek LifeLines Consulting Houston Integrated seismic and well planning (Fig. 1). UNOCAL'S GULF OF THAILAND GAS FIELDS [169,872 bytes] Prior to adopting integrated technology, Unocal geoscientists had to manually plot potential well paths on seismic sections and maps-a very time-consuming process (Fig. 3). [22,303 bytes] Interactive fault section with wellbores (Fig. 4). [84,527 bytes] Amplitude clouds (Fig. 5). [30,022 bytes] Unocal Thailand Ltd. has successfully reduced cycle times by integrating seismic interpretation and well-path design throughout the well-planning stage and drilling operation. Over three decades ago, Unocal was the...
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