Dr.Robello Samuel , Dr.Xiushan Liu
Drilling technology has advanced immensely in the past 20 years. Directional drilling brought on in the late ’80s, rotary steerable drilling and other smart downhole techniques and tools have progressed past the typical vertical and even basic horizontal well, allowing drilling engineers the creativity to design wells of complex geometry with multiple wellpaths and extract energy resources from remote, untapped places. While technology continues to excel, there is an ever growing need for multidisciplinary information and software to assist in the design and planning of complex wells. To fill this need, Robello Samuel, with the help of Xiushan Liu, is writing this book. Samuel and Liu’s handbook will cover full understanding of elaborate drilling processes and engineering well design aspects. Starting with essential topics such as well trajectory and wellbore positioning, they cover well-path planning for directional and extended-reach wells.