The foothills area of Alberta, Canada is a challenging exploration area for reservoir definition as well as drilling and completions. The complex geologic structures as well as the logistical difficulties in the area make it a costly area to drill and exploit. During the past three years, several multilateral wells have been successfully drilled and completed in this area. Some of these incorporated advanced drilling and completions system which allowed greater flexibility in both the drilling and testing/production phases of the wells. This paper presents case history descriptions of the application of advanced multilateral technology regarding drilling and completion systems for these wells and the capabilities which were utilized to successfully drill, test, and produce the wells.

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