Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is considered as one of the biggest companies that work in Oil and Gas exploration and production in the Sultanate of Oman. PDO produces more than 80% of the country's crude-oil production and nearly all of its natural-gas supply. PDO Exploration takes care of the new oil fields and most of the wells become more challenging.
Well#A located in "X" field planned horizontal parallel to the top of Shuaiba reservoir. The well has many challenges such as it's an exploration well and the area contains a lot of uncertainties in structure and facies, more than one fault expected towards the well toe and the target depth & thickness uncertainties are a usual challenge. There was a real need to utilize latest logging while drilling "LWD" technologies to achieve the well objectives. Some of LWD technologies needed were "Distance To Boundary" measurements to place the well in the desired and optimum location and high quality images while drilling to minimize wire line operations risk and understand formation fracturing system.
The well successfully achieved the objectives with no sidetracks for the lateral section and a very high images quality been recorded while drilling resulted in a successful understanding for the well formation fracturing system.