New Aspects of Multilateral Well Construction (Russian)

Multilateral Well Construction
Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Publication Date: 03/01/2003

Drilling more than one drainhole from a primary borehole is increasingly common. Applications include heavy-oil deposits, naturally fractured or layered formations and fields with bypassed hydrocarbons resulting from distinct reservoir compartments or partial reserve depletion. Strength, sand exclusion and pressure integrity at junctions between lateral branches and a main wellbore are crucial to completion success. We present results from test wells and field installations in North and South America, Africa and Southeast Asia.