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sidetrack

US and Canadian a railway siding

sidetrack

[′sīd‚trak]
(civil engineering)
To move railroad cars onto a siding.
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We are very pleased with the results of the Kangaroo-2 appraisal well and the sidetrack drilling, which confirms a significant light oil discovery on our blocks in the offshore Santos Basin, in Brazil.
Sidetrack operations are also progressing on the Manavi M11 Cretaceous oil discovery, with the M11Z well being drilled to the top of the reservoir sequence at 13,715 feet (4,180 metres) whereupon the well will be cased awaiting arrival of the UBCTD equipment.
Currently an attempt is being made to sidetrack the Seberaba-3 after stuck drill pipe resulted in an 800m long fish being lost in the original hole before logs could be obtained.
Coiled tubing is also planned to be used on the Manavi M11 well which almost certainly will require a sidetrack due to collapse of the production tubing during the initial testing of the Cretaceous oil discovery.
PanOcean confirms that the results of the second sidetrack were consistent with the previous well results and that initial analysis suggests that the accumulation has the potential to be economically developed via a tie- back to the nearby Etame FPSO.
Well 48/12a-7 was re-entered on 12 April, 1994 for the drilling of two horizontal sidetracks in the Rotliegendes reservoir.
Our new window exit capability increases the versatility of the OHL System and the range of use for sidetracks and existing casing applications," said Robert Hinkel, president and chief executive officer, Enventure Global Technology.
Shareholders were also advised that while the Company was planning to perform diagnostic work and additional sidetracks to increase production, that the inability to reduce the water cut from the wells might have a material effect on the Company's reserve estimates.