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Minimum energy based interpolation for interactive incremental well‐path design

Kailash Jha (SCICOM Infotech Private Ltd, Noida, India)

Engineering Computations

ISSN: 0264-4401

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

In this work, minimum energy based interpolation has been done for an optimal well path and effects of energy and fitting coefficients have been studied. An optimal well path also maintains the given radius of curvature and satisfies drilling requirements. Interactive incremental design concept has been used in this work which, controls length and other geometric properties of well path. In the first part of the research, whole well segment has been taken for optimization. Geometric constraints are put to satisfy the drilling requirements. In the second part of the research only the curved portion of well segment has been taken for optimization. Geometric perspective of the well has been considered in this formulation.

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Citation

Jha, K. (2004), "Minimum energy based interpolation for interactive incremental well‐path design", Engineering Computations, Vol. 21 No. 7, pp. 676-691. https://doi.org/10.1108/02644400410548332

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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