An Application of Optimal Design Method on Horizontal Wellbore Length Design

Yueting Hu

Abstract


The paper presents an example of the horizontal wellbore length design through the application of a modified optimal design method. Two different models were developed to tackle the issues of distinct cases through application of the method. In the course of analyzing the models, a qualitative conclusion could be reached that the optimal length of horizontal wells drilled together with vertical wells are always longer than that of horizontal wells only which are being drilled.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/mas.v4n12p90

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