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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A particular type of directional well is the horizontal well, whose goal is to increase the productivity and to ultimate the recovery of hydrocarbons.
[13] proposed that using the Turner model to predict critical gas velocity in directional well will cause large errors and adjusted the Turner model with the Fiedler shape function to fit well data for all inclination angles.
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.
Although the formation is characterized by a good thickness and permeability, high gravity and low well-bore pressure enable Rosneft to develop Yakovlevskiy deposits only with submersible pumps from directional wells. According to the company, it takes 30 days to drill one directional well and approximately 15 days to develop it.
Further, Black Creek Drilling Inc Rig No2 will drill a directional well to intersect one or more Eocene-Paleocene age channel sandstones properly, as several of which have been seismically identified as similar to Ripsaw and known to be gas productive in offsetting wells.
In addition to Total Satisfaction, Apergy rated first in Artificial Lift, Engineering & Design, Performance & Reliability, Horizontal & Directional Wells, and Onshore Applications in the Oilfield Products segment of the 2018-2019 EnergyPoint Research survey.
In Q1 2019 development drilling footage amounted to around 2.5 mln meters, while the commercial drilling speed grew by 1.2% at directional wells and by 6.5% at horizontal wells YoY.

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