Horizontal well

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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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A horizontal well is a directional well, usually exceeding 80° of departure from vertical, which is designed and steered to maximize the productive interval of exposure in the wellbore. The horizontal lateral(s) can go beyond true 90° horizontal and actually drill upward.

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

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