Horizontal / Directional Drilling / Extended Reach
Horizontal drilling can offer significant benefits over vertical wells, like increasing drainage area and connecting virgin fractures, but horizontal drilling is much more complex. Hook loads are influenced more by directional plan than by length of drillpipe. It’s also crucial to consider drag issues, torque, hydraulic issues, and buckling, all of which are limited by surface equipment. If you’re considering a directional project, we can explain the benefits – and risks – associated with the technique, and engineer a program specific to your downhole needs. Our step-by-step instructions include pressure profiles, directional plans, fluid program, scheduling, costs, cement, and surface equipment layout.