Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2752

Full Length Research Paper

Effective techniques in drilling to improve the recovery process of hydrocarbons in oil and gas sector

Shafqat Hameed1 and Muhammad Abbas Choudhary2
  1National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. 2University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Taxila, Pakistan.
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 25 April 2011
  •  Published: 16 May 2012

Abstract

 

The purpose of this research is to use effective method of drilling to improve the recovery process of hydrocarbons in oil and gas sector. Hydrocarbons are present in large amount beneath the earth. By using exploration geo physics, the reservoir of hydrocarbons below the earth can be located with more precision and accuracy. The first step consists of the geological and the seismic survey to obtain the image of the beneath rocks. In the next, step drilling is performed to reach the desired depth. Depending on the types of rocks beneath the earth the drilling performed may be directional, vertical or horizontal. This paper will focus on “how multilateral/horizontal drilling can improve the recovery of low permeable hydrocarbons”. Now a day’s offshore drilling is also performed.

 

Key words:  Hydrocarbons, seismic survey, multilateral drilling, offshore drilling.