Multilateral well design. Part 1. Multilateral technology gains broader acceptance. M.R. Chambers. OGJ, 2 November 1998, 96(44), 47, 48, 51, 52.
The implementation of multiple well bores, or multiple horizontal wells exiting a single well bore, has gained wider acceptance in the oil industry, particularly from the reservoir-management point of view. Multilateral history and technology are discussed and the reasons for drilling multilaterals are presented. 2 refs.