Kickoff point

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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
Link Web page
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The kickoff point (KOP) is the location in a vertical wellbore or inclined section of a slant well where directional drilling operations commence in order to build the wellbore to the design orientation. The KOP defines the beginning of the build curve.

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

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