Well Placement Fundamentals

The main purpose of high angle and horizontal wells is to maximize reservoir contact and enhance well productivity. To plan and construct such wells requires real-time collaboration between geologists (who need quality formation evaluation data), drillers (who require considerable input from the geologists), and petrophysicists (who interpret the formation evaluation data during the drilling process in order to optimize well placement). This process is generally facilitated by the well placement coordinator.

Discipline: Petrophysics
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 4 Days

Geological Well Placement and Reservoir Geology

  • Basic concepts and application
  • Technologies, processes, and methods
  • Essential elements of reservoir geology
  • Structural features

Directional Drilling and Measurement While Drilling (MWD)

  • Direction drilling concepts
  • MWD position and drilling-related data
  • MWD techniques and tools


Formation Evaluation and Logging While Drilling (LWD)

  • LWD tools and techniques
  • Formation evaluation techniques
  • Practical examples

Applications of LWD Measurements

  • Influence of LWD on high angle wells
  • Practical examples
  • LWD images, acquisition, and application


Applying Well Placement Methods

  • Model-compare-update method
  • Incorporating real-time dip analysis
  • Remote boundary detection

This course is aimed toward members of multi-disciplinary asset teams of operating companies comprising mainly of drilling engineers, reservoir engineers, and geoscientists who need to make decisions regarding the applicability and benefits of implementing a geological well placement process for drilling horizontal and high-angle wellbores.