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directional drilling

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(Mining & Quarrying) a method of drilling for oil in which the well is not drilled vertically, as when a number of wells are to be drilled from a single platform to reach different areas of an oil field. Also called: deviated drilling
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At the same time, Block is now preparing for horizontal drilling in the 38z well, which is seen as analogous to 16aZ.
The Houston based firm is anticipating concentrating on conventional drilling strata using shallow horizontal drilling technology for this new and exciting shallow oil sand play in West Virginia.
While smaller oil and gas companies do horizontal drilling, they are not the long, high-pressure projects handled by large companies, and "real Oklahomans" have been hurt by horizontal drilling projects where the path of the project was not properly checked, he said.
Each process of directional drilling such as the Pilot Hole, Pre-Reaming, and the Pipe Pullback is accomplished with the highest precision as required by a horizontal drilling technique.
Management estimates that this acquisition, in combination with additional smaller surrounding leases the Company has acquired, will add 5,313 net acres and 55 new gross horizontal drilling locations.
Early results from Ultra's horizontal drilling program are mixed with successive wells pointing to significantly improved economics but execution risk remains, in Fitch's view, given the very limited sample size and short history to date of the horizontal development program.
So in effect horizontal drilling could take place under any property and there would be little that we could do about it.
In the 1980s, horizontal drilling began to see large-scale use.
The HDDPT, an advanced software solution for horizontal drilling projects, enables safe and efficient pipeline drilling, reaming and installation at road crossings, bodies of water and railroad right of ways.
Alipour said horizontal drilling constituted highest portion of drilling in the period under study and in all, 800 to 900 meters horizontal drilling was made offshore, using diagonal drilling rigs.
Horizontal drilling and fracking called for drilling a vertical well 2 miles or deeper into the ground.
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