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IJSTR >> Volume 3- Issue 11, November 2014 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Radial Drilling Technique For Improving Recovery From Existing Oil Fields

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Jai Prakash Kohar, Sekhar Gogoi



Index Terms: Microholes, Multilevel & multilevel drilling, Skin bypassing technique, Brown fields, Economical, Indian Scenario, Pre IOR-EOR implementation



Abstract: Radial Drilling (RD) is an economic, environmentally friendly technique to drill numerous micro diameter lateral horizontal wells from different levels from an existing well. In this paper emphasis has been given to study the process of radial drilling technology, its advantages, overcoming its limitation, its usage in the recovery of left out crude oil from exiting reservoirs especially those from brown fields. The paper also provides ways to implement RD to such oil & gas fields before implementing the expensive IOR-EOR methods and also an analysis of its economic feasibility is discussed. The Indian prospects of Radial Drilling technique has also been analysed and recommendations has been given based upon the possibility of implementing in the brown/ depleted fields of India.



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