Technical Difficulties and Countermeasures of Drilling of Φ118mm Sidetracking Horizontal Well in Changqing Oilfield

Lei AI, Wenhao XU, Hanbin LIU, Yunwen GAO, Wei ZHAO


The boreholes of the horizontal side-drilled wells with casing windows in Changqing Oilfield are all Φ118mm. Difficulties in the construction of small-hole drilling include high landing risk in the horizontal section, difficulty in slope prediction and trajectory control, and limited extension capacity of small wellbore. By optimizing the trajectory of the borehole, designing the trajectory adjustment section before the horizontal landing well, and introducing the equilibrium trend angle method to predict the slope of the directional tool, we improved the trajectory control ability; by calculating the stability of the drill string and the loss of cyclic pressure and analyzing the displacement extension ability, we optimized drill string selection and formed a precise trajectory control method based on sidetrack horizontal well trajectory optimization. Based on the analysis of displacement and extension ability, a non-standard drill pipe with a large diameter of 88.9mm and a small hydrophthalmia was selected. It is considered that the technical countermeasures and suggestions in this paper are of good reference and guiding significance for the development of sidetracked horizontal wells drilling in Changqing Oilfield.


Sidetrack horizontal well; Displacement extension ability; Trajectory optimization

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