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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - SPE Annual Western Regional Meeting|
|Publisher||Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology