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Reconciling Subsurface Uncertainty With the Appropriate Well Design Using the Mechanical Earth Model (MEM) ApproachNormal access

Authors: H.E. Goodman and P. Connolly
Event name: IPTC 2007: International Petroleum Technology Conference
Session: A Changing World - Interdependence, Innovation and Implementation
Publication date: 04 December 2007
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 739.17Kb )
Price: € 20

The involvement of the well engineer (WE) competency from
the earliest phases of exploration is reaping economic benefit
for major capital projects (single wells costing at least
$25,000,000 US). As the geological and geophysical modeling
work of the Explorationists matures and the subsurface picture
becomes clearer, the appropriate well design flexibility is
being achieved using Mechanical Earth Model (MEM)
technology. This approach to well planning is particularly
beneficial for deepwater exploration.

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