Directional Drilling Fundamentals Introduction to Directional Drilling

When preparing to drill a vertical or directional well, all operational components of the process are reviewed, optimized and included in a drilling program. The surface location is scouted to determine the best site that will allow for any natural drift, provide suitable access for drilling rig, service rig, production facilities and can be constructed for a reasonable cost. A casing program is prepared to provide 1 adequate well control, 2 prevent water table contamination, 3 maintain...