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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Despite the forecast growth, challenges remain as existing fields mature and new hydrocarbon resources increasingly demand rigs capable of deviated drilling.
Cowralli-22 is the first of sixteen development wells planned for the Cowralli field that will use deviated drilling from a single multi-well surface pad.
PEN-104AA required deviated drilling and inclinations of up to 66 degrees were utilised.