Multi-branched horizontal wells for coalbed methane production: Field performance and well structure analysis

@inproceedings{Ren2014MultibranchedHW,
  title={Multi-branched horizontal wells for coalbed methane production: Field performance and well structure analysis},
  author={Jianhua Ren and Li-zhi Zhang and Shaoran Ren and Jingde Lin and Shangzhi Meng and Guangjun Ren and Thomas Gentzis},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract Horizontal wells, such as multi-lateral and multi-branched horizontal wells (MBHWs) have been effectively used in the development of coalbed methane (CBM) fields, especially for coal beds with very low permeability and low compressive strength, in which the performance of conventional fracture-stimulated vertical wells is ineffective. In this study, the performance of MBHWs in the Liulin block of the Ordos Basin in central North China is analyzed and compared to that of hydraulically… CONTINUE READING