The field study is in northern part of Kuwait targeting heavy oil formation, known to be shallow unconventional oil reservoir. It is heterogeneous shallow sandstone reservoir (500ft TVD) with low maturity oil, has low natural pressure, and poorly consolidated. Mud losses known to be the main risk of horizontal drilling in shallow heavy oil environment and the heterogeneous including continuity of the sand are also challenging for geo-steering team in order to place the well in the optimum position. Seismic is not available, however due to high offset well density a good correlation map has been produced. We are using formation tops from offset wells to delineate the continuity of the sand and trend of the structure dipping, we called it as shooting point method, which is assuming the trend of the structure from one offset well to another nearby offset well. The resistivity contrast will be expected to give us around 9 ft depth of detection (DOD) for our Azitrak resistivity tool based on Picasso plot. We made some scenarios for exiting the reservoir and it showed us some early warning 80ft to 180 ft prior to exit the reservoir. We use Autotrak, Azitrak dan Litotrak formation evaluation and density imaging tool to geo-steer and optimally place the wellbore inside 1B sandstone. The expectation of drilling the lateral was below 1000ft MD due to wellbore stability issue. From the correlation of available offset well it is clearly seen, there are two sand bodies in heavy oil target sand. The thickness is around 30-40 ft TVD and the structure was expected to be flat or a little bit dipping down. The well was landed in the middle of 1B, based on correlation of actual landing point log data to the nearest offset wells. Distance to bed boundary (D2B) showed local conductive layer from bottom since drilling the lateral section, which was not the response of base of 1B sand. So it was recommended to go down in stratigraphy in order to place the trajectory at the bottom part of 1B sand. In order to minimize wellbore stability issue along the lateral section, Bakerhughes recommended to maintain consistent faster ROP (80-100ft/hr) and effective hole cleaning. In the middle of lateral section of well B (1750ft MD) the well trajectory was inverted for the optimum production purposes to total depth (2250ft MD). Total lateral length achieved is 1116ft MD which covers 100% of the lateral length. Shooting point method in defining the rough structure trend from one well to another well was effectively applicative in the field, where current structure after drilling the lateral section is almost flat or slightly dipping down same as predicted before.

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