Lateral

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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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Lateral is a term applied to either a single branch or individual multiple (multilateral) branches off the vertical wellbore in a targeted, potentially productive interval. In a single-branch case, a lateral runs from the end of the curve (heel) to the toe.

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


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