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Computerized method for the real-time well path monitoring and placement in 3-D space

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dc.contributor.author Konstantakopoulos, IK en
dc.contributor.author Stamataki, SK en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:48:24Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:48:24Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/33792
dc.relation.uri http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0030421367&partnerID=40&md5=8e75c2bef2bec7d4ad6ce5ccf8b00628 en
dc.subject.other Computer control en
dc.subject.other Horizontal wells en
dc.subject.other Oil well drilling equipment en
dc.subject.other Real time well path monitoring en
dc.subject.other Well path control en
dc.subject.other Directional drilling en
dc.title Computerized method for the real-time well path monitoring and placement in 3-D space en
heal.type conferenceItem en
heal.publicationDate 1996 en
heal.abstract Well path control is one of the most complex, sensitive and critical phases while drilling a highly deviated, extended reach or a horizontal well. The development of new directional drilling programs and the design of high technology tools offer a significant help in the effective guiding and placement of the well in the subsurface area. The main problem however, is the integrated exploitation of the advantages of all the available technologies, to create an environment for a real-time well path evaluation and control. This paper presents a computerized method for well path monitoring, placement and guiding to and through the selected target area. The method can be used, while drilling, in combination with conventional or advanced MWD/LWD tools. The proposed approach provides the capability to evaluate and to adjust the actual well profile in an interactive, real-time mode, according to the subsurface environment characteristics and to the 3-d target shape, boundaries or areal tolerances, each time a new data set is collected at the bit. en
heal.publisher Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Richardson, TX, United States en
heal.journalName Proceedings - SPE International on Horizontal Well Technology en
dc.identifier.spage 521 en
dc.identifier.epage 530 en


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