directional well

directional well

[də′rek·shən·əl ′wel]
(petroleum engineering)
A well drilled at an angle up to 70° from the vertical to avoid obstacles over the reservoir, such as towns, beaches, or bodies of water.
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Dejour Energy Inc (NYSE MKT:DEJ) (TSX:DEJ), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company, declared on Wednesday that it reached total depth of 8124 ft on the Federal 6-7-13-21 directional well at its Kokopelli field in Garfield County, Colorado.
NYSE MKT: DEJ / TSX: DEJ), a Vancouver, Canada-based oil and natural gas explorer and producer, has announced the successful spud of the Federal 6-7-15-27 directional well at its Kokopelli field located in Garfield County, Colorado.
According to the company, it takes 30 days to drill one directional well and approximately 15 days to develop it.
According to earlier announcement from Range, this will be a directional well to be drilled to a total depth of 3,900 feet to test the Middle and Upper Cruse sands, encountered with the MD 250 well.
The deepest directional well we drilled in 2015 had a 1,311 metres true vertical depth (TVD) and a 1,429 metres MD.
Tenders are invited for Hiring of Services for Drilling of Directional Wells with RSS & SDMM+ MWD/LWD + JAR along with Personnel for a period of 03 (Three) years in the Stales of Assam & Arunachal Pradesh
He said 63 wells have been spudded by the company since March 2015 of which 22 were directional wells.

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