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Geosteering: Fundamentals, Planning, and Implementation

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2 hours 20 minutes

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GeoSteering is the application of geologic and engineering skill to direct a horizontal or extended-reach wellbore path, based upon knowledge of the enclosing stratigraphy, with the expressed aim of maximizing wellbore exposure to the target reservoir. This TOpic reviews valuable insights into the GeoSteering process, provided by a leading company with experience gained over the course of steering nearly 2000 horizontal wells.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 7
  • expand/collapse Directional Drilling: The Driving Force in Geosteering
    • Geosteering Overview
    • Directional Drilling Candidates
    • Directional Drilling Hardware: The Bottom Hole Assembly
    • Controlling Trajectory of Directional Wells
    • Directional Drilling Sections
    • Directional Drilling Terminology
  • expand/collapse Drilling Measurements and Logging Tools
    • Drilling Measurements and Sampling
    • Logging While Drilling Tools
  • expand/collapse Preparing the Geosteering Plan
    • Know the Target Reservoir
    • The Optimal Geosteering Plan
    • Uncertainty Planning
    • Handling Unexpected Changes in Geology
  • expand/collapse Geosteering Practices
    • Four Keys to Geosteering Success
    • Geosteering Interpretation Techniques
    • Communication of Target Changes at the Wellsite
    • Common Geosteering Mistakes and How to Avoid them
  • expand/collapse Case Study
    • Case Study: Increasing Deliverability from a Gas Storage Field
    • Geosteering in Fractured Carbonates
  • expand/collapse Geosteering: Fundamentals, Planning, and Implementation: References and Add
    • References
    • Additional Reading
  • expand/collapse Best Practices
    • Geosteering Best Practices
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