Multi-lateral Horizontal Drilling: A Game-changer in the Northwest STACK Play. A Playmaker Forum talk given by Frank Dano in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 11 May, 2017.
Multi-laterals are a fantastic means for improving capital efficiency, as SandRidge has demonstrated in the Mississippi Lime. Moving forward, our operations and sub-surface teams are working on methods of multi-lateral implementation in the developing NW STACK play as changes in geological characteristics of the target formation will need to be accounted for. This discussion will provide an overview of SandRidge’s historical multi-lateral program, the evolution of designs over time, insight into the observed benefits of multi-laterals when utilized for unconventional horizontal development, and a snapshot of the technical challenges that will need to be overcome prior to implementing multi-lateral technology in the NW STACK.