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Southeast Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX)

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Proceedings of the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society Volume X, 1992
Pages 192-199

The Application of Horizontal Drilling in South East Asia

Bruce Blanche, Alistair C. Bagnall

Abstract

The application of horizontal drilling as it relates to South East Asia was reviewed using published data. This review identified 19 fields in which this technology has been applied to both carbonate and clastic reservoirs. Five fields have been reviewed as case studies in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and China.

Basins in which predominantly karstic carbonates are developed have been identified as targets for the application of horizontal drilling.

By selecting key criteria which include the presence of self-sourcing carbonate reservoirs, the presence and predictability of regional fracturing, the presence of significant original oil or gas-in-place and the reservoir depth, horizontal drilling technology is demonstrated to be practicable and cost effective, particularly in South East Asian basins.


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