Five-Section Trajectory Design of Thick Glutenite Reservoir in Shengli Oilfield

Yuling DOU, Zhijun TANG, Yunlong XU, Jingshuang WANG


Many blocks of Shengli Oilfield are located in urban areas, and the site selection of well sites is limited. In order to meet the needs of reservoir development and deployment, five-section trajectory is increasingly used. Difficulty in site selection results in directional well development, and reservoir deployment requires vertical well development. In order to resolve the two contradictions, five-section trajectory is used in the well design, and vertical drilling after hitting the target. The problems with this type of trajectory are high torque drag and easier fatigue of the drilling pipe. When the displacement is small, the effect is small. When the displacement is large, it will cause engineering complexity such as difficulty drilling weight transfer and fatigue of drilling pipe. Aiming at the shortcomings of the five-section trajectory, with the help of existing drill string force analysis software, the parameters of the five-section trajectory were analyzed, and reasonable values were recommended to provide an optimization idea for the five-section trajectory.


Shengli Oilfield; Directional well; Thick glutenite; Five-section; Well trajectory; Design

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