Geosteering pioneers started with basic technologies for well placement. In the early days, several challenges were handled individually without integrating different sources of data, which reflected negatively on the final results. Today, there have been many improvements with geosteering technologies. Yet these technologies that are being used for geosteering have some technical limitations. For example, some tools are positioned behind the bit by more than 40 feet. Besides that, integrating these technologies remains a major challenge. Also, available computer applications are limited in their capabilities to incorporate real-time subsurface data into a 3D geological model. In this paper, four ideas will be considered as potential improvements for geosteering in the future.


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