HORIZONTAL DRILLING USED IN GAS STORAGE PROGRAMS

Farrile S. Young Jr., William J. McDonald Maurer Engineering Inc. Houston Yusuf A. Shikari Gas Research Institute Chicago Horizontal wells may restore deliverability in old reservoirs and help efficiently develop new, porous-media, natural gas storage reservoirs. In many types of gas storage reservoirs, horizontal wells can have 5-10 times the productivity of vertical wells yet cost only about twice as much.

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