Extended-Reach Drilling (ERD) is being successfully pursued by various major operators in locations world-wide. Specialized ERD equipment and operational procedures are advancing rapidly from a number of different sources. Case histories of ERD achievements and detailed analyses of specific ERD technologies are proliferating in industry literature. This paper summarizes recent advances and emerging technologies to document available systems for ERD projects and to accelerate technology transfer and development within the industry. This paper highlights recent industry ERD projects and provides specific advances in the areas of wellbore stability, drilling fluids, drilling equipment, drilling systems, and tubular design and running.

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