Design and completion of horizontal and multi-lateral wells become important in field development and re-development opportunities. When designed properly horizontal wells can improve the economics and field development operations significantly.
In this course the horizontal well applications and benefits are analysed. Methods to predict well performances, productivity and drainage areas with integrated reservoir models are presented. The process of candidate screening and selection considering geological, reservoir, and production characteristics as well as constraints on drilling and completion options are summarized. The removal of damage and improvement of production by well stimulation (multistage hydraulic fracturing and matrix acidizing) is evaluated. The elements of risk and uncertainty are also highlighted to discuss the risk mitigation plans at initial design stage.
Course Level: Skill
Duration: 5 days
Instructor: Emina Buket Ulker