Collision avoidance while planning and drilling complex wells ///

Warren E&P, Inc., operates two oil fields in the heart of the Los Angeles basin. Like other operators that have operations within a city, Warren has had to learn to work within a residential community, with homes sometimes only 50 ft away. Warren’s main facility and drilling site is in downtown Wilmington, Calif. The site encompasses 10 acres of land, surrounded by residential and industrial uses. Drilling takes place from two of three cellars. A tailor-made drilling rig is used, and wells are drilled 6 ft apart.

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