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Geophysics in Drilling-Chapter 8

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Publisher
Elsevier Science & Technology
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-444-50662-7.00008-1
Disciplines
  • Engineering

Abstract

Abstract The process of drilling an oil or gas well requires knowledge of all geologic features expected to be encountered along the way—from the surface of the ground to the target reservoir. Thus, in addition to steering the well so as to intersect hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs, the reservoir engineer must assure to a reasonable degree of confidence that the well drills successfully and safely to the target. Geophysical measurements help ensure a successful drilling program. 3D seismic provides a picture of the subsurface from the surface to the target.

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