The oil industry's remarkable achievements in horizontal drilling encouraged Upper Zakum Development Company, ZADCO, under the auspices of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, and in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company, ADMA-OPCO, to consider and successfully implement the medium-radius technique in two low-productivity wells of west Upper Zakum Field.

This paper will discuss the strategies used for planning the two wells. Operational aspects and experience gained will also be detailed.

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