HORIZONTAL GAS-STORAGE WELLS CAN INCREASE DELIVERABILITY

Fred J. Pittard, Jim A. Madigan SlimDril International Inc. Houston Horizontal drilling with special attention to the requirements of gas-storage zones can yield wells with deliverability about six times that of comparable vertical wells. Although horizontal-drilling technology used on development wells can be successfully applied to gas storage, there are several major differences that must be considered during both planning and drilling.

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