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1. (WO1998050679) COMMUNICATING HORIZONTAL WELL NETWORK
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Pub. No.: WO/1998/050679 International Application No.: PCT/US1997/007368
Publication Date: 12.11.1998 International Filing Date: 01.05.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 24.11.1998
IPC:
E21B 43/16 (2006.01) ,E21B 43/30 (2006.01)
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
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EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
B
EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
43
Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
16
Enhanced recovery methods for obtaining hydrocarbons
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21
EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
B
EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
43
Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
30
Specific pattern of wells, e.g. optimizing the spacing of wells
Applicants:
AMOCO CORPORATION [US/US]; 200 East Randolph Drive Mail Code 1907A P.O. Box 87703 Chicago, IL 60680, US (AllExceptUS)
HASSAN, David, J. [CA/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
CHERNICHEN, Michael, D. [CA/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
JENSEN, Earl, M. [CA/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
Inventors:
HASSAN, David, J.; CA
CHERNICHEN, Michael, D.; CA
JENSEN, Earl, M.; CA
Agent:
GABALA, James, A.; Amoco Corporation 200 East Randolph Drive Mail Code 1907A P.O. Box 87703 Chicago, IL 60680, US
RITTER, Stephen, D.; Mathys & Squire 100 Gray's Inn Road London WC1X 8AL, GB
Priority Data:
Title (EN) COMMUNICATING HORIZONTAL WELL NETWORK
(FR) RESEAU DE PUITS HORIZONTAUX COMMUNIQUANTS
Abstract:
(EN) A method of producing fluids from a subterranean formation (10) through a single well (1) in a network of separate well-bores, comprising the steps of forming a well (1) having a horizontal section (3) located within the formation (10), completing and equipping such well (1) to produce fluids from the formation (10), producing fluids from the formation through such well (1); forming at least one additional well (2) having a horizontal section (4) located within the formation (10) such that such well (3) is in fluid communication with the first well (1), without intersecting with the horizontal section (3) of the first well (1), and using such additional well (2) as a conduit within the formation to allow and cause fluids contained in the formation which drain or flow into the horizontal section (4) of such additional well-bore, to flow to and be produced through the first well-bore (1).
(FR) L'invention concerne un procédé d'extraction de fluides provenant d'une formation souterraine (10), à travers un puits (1) unique dans un réseau de puits de forage distincts, comprenant les opérations suivantes: formation d'un puits (1) à section horizontale (3) et situé dans la formation (10), finition et équipement de ce puits (1) pour permettre l'extraction de fluides provenant de la formation (10), extraction des fluides de la formation à travers ce puits (1); formation d'au moins un puits (2) additionnel à section horizontale (4) situé dans la formation (10), de manière que ce puits (3) se trouve en communication fluidique (3) avec le premier puits (1) et ne présentant pas d'intersection avec la section horizontale du premier puits (1), sans recouper la section horizontale (3) du premier puits (1), et utilisation de ce puits (2) additionnel comme conduit à l'intérieur de la formation, pour permettre ou provoquer l'écoulement des fluides contenus dans la formation et qui drainent ou s'écoulent dans la section horizontale (4) de ce puits additionnel, en direction du premier puits (1) pour en être extraits.
Designated States: CA, CN, MX, US
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
US6729394CA2287944