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1. (WO2018178049) METHOD FOR DETERMINING A DRILLING PLAN FOR A PLURALITY OF NEW WELLS IN A RESERVOIR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/178049    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/057725
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 28 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: E21B 43/30
E21B 41/00
Applicants: REPSOL, S.A.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
Inventors: EMBID DROZ, Sonia Mariette
RODRÍGUEZ TORRADO, Rubén
ECHEVERRÍA CIAURRI, David
GONCALVES DIAS DE BARROS, Eduardo
Title: METHOD FOR DETERMINING A DRILLING PLAN FOR A PLURALITY OF NEW WELLS IN A RESERVOIR
Abstract:
One aspect includes a method for determining a drilling plan for a plurality of new wells in a reservoir. The method comprises categorizing the plurality of new wells into at least a first new well and at a second new well, such that a drilling location for at least the first new well must be determined imminently, but a drilling location for at least the second new well can be determined at a later time. The method further comprises determining a plurality of potential drilling locations for the second new well, determining the drilling location for the first new well based at least in part on the determined plurality of potential drilling locations for the second new well, and outputting the drilling plan comprising the determined drilling location for the first new well and the determined plurality of potential drilling locations for the second new well.