World's first perforated Level-4 multilateral completion ///
As the levels of multilateral completions have progressed, costs, complexity and associated risks have escalated. Added cost and risk drives many prospects to uneconomical levels. However, when there is a full understanding of the type of multilateral completion required for the life of the reservoir, in many cases it is possible to design a simple, economic solution. This lowers the associated risk while maintaining a substantial reward with increased production; and the simplicity allows project execution to be the primary focus.
The following discussions center on design, testing and installation of the world’s first perforated, Level-4 multilateral completion,1 as done in the Whitney Canyon field in Southwestern Wyoming.
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