Whipstock Options for Sidetracking

Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 26
Issue: 1
Publication Date: 03/01/2014

Sidetracking is a common strategy for bypassing downhole obstructions, drilling new wellbores in search of more productive zones or drilling lateral wells to maximize wellbore exposure. Whipstocks have long been used for sidetracking in cased holes. Advances in whipstock technology now give operators more flexibility in sidetracking openhole and cased wellbores.

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