geological steering

geological steering

[¦jē·ə¦läj·ə·kəl ′stir·iŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
In oil mining, the use of geological measurements to place the wellbore accurately in the reservoir relative to a fluid contact, a geological marker, or a reservoir structural feature.
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The company is capitalizing on 3-D seismic technology and geological steering, combined with horizontal drilling to recover abundant natural gas reserves that, prior to the advanced technology of today, were essentially non-recoverable economically and therefore overlooked by the majors.
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