Performance of multiple horizontal well laterals in low-to-medium permeability reservoirs

Albertus Retnanto, M. J. Economides

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Abstract

A concern in reservoir management are multiple horizontal laterals, frequently emanating from the same vertical well. Multiple laterals in higher permeability formations, draining an assigned `box,' may not offer incremental benefits. However, at transient conditions in low-to-medium-permeability reservoirs, the relative productivity improvements provided by multiple laterals may result in sufficient incremental benefits to warrant their drilling. Parametric studies are presented for a range of reservoir permeabilities and permeability anisotropies for various multiple well configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages321-329
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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