HORIZONTAL WELLS PROVE EFFECTIVE IN CANADIAN HEAVY-OIL FIELD

Victor M. Luhowy, Peter D. Sametz ELAN Energy Inc. Calgary Horizontally drilled wells proved economical for developing, under primary recovery, viscous heavy oil from the unconsolidated McLaren sand channels in Saskatchewan. Cost-effective drilling and new pumping technology were used to complete these wells with long trajectories and consistently high producing rates. Also a pilot test indicates that steam flooding is an effective tertiary process that will increase productivity and recover

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