Directional drilling is a key component in today’s drilling market, whether for unconventional resources, extreme extended reach or other applications. This new chapter is a must-read for anyone involved in directional drilling. The landmark chapter covers the evolution of directional drilling, from the earliest days to the present; magnetic and gyroscopic sensors; essentials of directional surveying, including anti-collision; defining subsurface targets; surface considerations; trajectory design; well profiles; deviation control; bottomhole assemblies; deflection and measuring tools; bits; and more. Includes 29 color and black-and-white illustrations and one table.
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