directional drilling

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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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These are "slant drilling" and "hydraulic fracturing." These issues have been the basis for laws concerning "pooling" or "unitizing" of subsurface mineral interests.
"Using downhole pumps, gas lifting, slant drilling and acidizing are among methods used for enhanced recovery from joint fields." Javadi said.
Enter horizontal and slant drilling, combined with hydrofracturing, and suddenly in today's financial and climate-change circumstances, these oil and gas formations may be economically recoverable.
Specifically, an Iraqi MP has accused Kuwait of stealing Iraq's oil with 'slant drilling'.
One of Saddam's pretexts for invading Kuwait was his charge that Kuwait was using slant drilling to take more than its share of crude oil from the shared field.
At the time, some accused Kuwait of using slant drilling, that is drilling non-vertical wells to get to oil further afield, in Iraqi territory
THE Gulf War was caused when, in the aftermath of the Iran-Iraq conflict Saddam Hussein, Iraq's leader, invaded Kuwait, accusing them of stealing Iraq's oil through slant drilling.