Reducing Costs and Increasing Production with Extended Reach Lateral Drilling Techniques

January 28, 2014 1:30pm

John Hunter
Senior Drilling Engineer
Apache Corporation

  • Understanding how extended reach laterals can optimize reservoir contact and minimize cost per foot drilled
  • Identifying the challenges associated with longer laterals
    • Torque and drag issues
    • Tool maintenance concerns
    • Proper hole cleaning techniques
  • Analyzing rock composition to determine which lateral length is right for your specific project
  • Making the business case for extended reach lateral drilling initiatives

Q&A Period to follow