Middle East and Asia Reservoir Review: The Completion Challenge—Modeling Potential Well Solutions

Publication: Middle East & Asia Reservoir Review
Volume: No. 5, 2004
Publication Date: 01/01/2004

Advanced completion, or smart-well, technology is set to play a key role in the development and management of oil and gas fields. Today, the exploration and production industry faces oil-price fluctuations and increasingly hostile operating environments. Smart-well technology is helping operators in the Middle East and Asia to meet these challenges. In this article, Mustafa Sengul of Saudi Aramco, Burak Yeten of Chevron Texaco and Fikri Kuchuk of Schlumberger outline the value of multilateral techniques and examine how detailed modeling of possible multilateral strategies can help asset teams to optimize field development.