Geosteering

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Horizontal Wells: Focus on the Reservoir
Series Methods in Exploration No. 14
Chapter Introduction
Author Timothy R. Carr, Erik P. Mason, Charles T Feazel
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The action of developing adjustments in the well profile by using field observations to place the wellbore in the designated target is called Geosteering. Geosteering can use a large variety of tools and techniques, including logging while drilling (LWD), drilling parameters, biostratigraphy, heavy minerals, and cuttings.

Simple vertical profile of a horizontal well, illustrating basic terms.

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