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Oilwell Drilling Engineering

By
Don W. Dareing
Don W. Dareing
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ISBN:
9780791861875
No. of Pages:
512
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2019

Directional drilling refers to the process of drilling along a prescribed well path to a target located at a given depth and some lateral distance from a vertical axis through the drill site. To a large extent, directional drilling is like flying an airplane. A flight plan is established based on prevailing winds and weather conditions between point of departure and destination. Power is essential. The crew navigates and makes course changes when necessary. Directional drilling also requires a plan, which defines the road map or well path from surface location and target.

12.1
Applications of Directional Drilling
12.2
Planning the Directional Well
12.3
Well Path Navigation
12.4
Tools for Directional Control
12.5
Monitoring Well Bore Progress
12.6
Friction in Directional Wells
12.7
Friction in Curved Section
12.8
Problems
12.9
List of References
12.10
Appendix
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