This paper describes application of an integrated approach that combines drilling and completion techniques in a new use of reaming tools currently used for reaming-while-drilling (RWD) operations, in a way that minimizes the need for SOP of using a dedicated reamer run. The RWD application provides the enhanced wellbore geometry needed to design and engineer solutions using maximum size (OD) conventional casing, liners, expandable casing and multiple swellable packers. This type of assembly for drilling /completion design, currently utilized in multiple Williston Basin wells, ND, is shown to consistently result in shorter drilling time and successful first casing/liner runs. Currently this type of cross functional approach has been used on over 300 wells/ 3,000,000 ft. of lateral.

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