Production testing - Slim Hole Wells
One of the applications of slim hole drilling technology is for low cost exploration and delineation wells. Slim wells from fixed rigs (land/jackup/swamp) can be drilled using the down-sized conventional or the continuous coring approach, but the testing procedures and tools are in principle similar.
As with full sized wells, testing may be conducted in open or cased hole. The monobore completion concept applied to slim wells allows a well to be completed with a 3 1/2" or smaller liner at minimum additional expense. This could move the . . .