directional drilling

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directional drilling

[də′rek·shən·əl ′dril·iŋ]
(engineering)
A drilling method involving intentional deviation of a wellbore from the vertical.
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This concept of turnkey well drilling services would therefore include provision of equipment and services for drilling, cementing, deviated drilling, mud engineering, mud logging, wireline logging and formation testing.
The increasing use of smaller footprint rigs has minimised surface impact, and the use of horizontal or deviated drilling optimises the amount of a reservoir that can be tapped from one location.
The shallow water location of the fields enables development by deviated drilling from onshore where all production facilities are located, for delivery of the oil via an 11 kilometre onshore pipeline to an established processing plant.