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Technical Paper: Geomechanics-Based Automatic Well-Planning Software Provides Drilling Decision Support to Asset Teams

Society: SPE
Paper Number: 90329
Presentation Date: 2004
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Abstract

Minimizing well costs and associated risks requires well construction planning techniques that account for the interdependencies involved in the well design. The inherent difficulty is that most design processes and systems exist as independent tools used for individual tasks by the various disciplines involved in the planning process. In an environment in which increasingly difficult wells of higher value are being drilled with fewer resources, there is now, more than ever, a need for a rapid well-planning, cost- and risk-assessment tool.