In this paper we will study the extended capabilities of the interpretation method currently used only in high angle and horizontal (HA/HZ) well applications. We will present sensitivity analysis of the theoretical capability of detecting ahead of bit with the different key factors determining the capability, such as sensor placement behind bit, formation resistivity and incident angle.

The study will show that the application range of EDAR can be extended from the 15° incident angle range to up to 90° incident angle. The extension allows using the service for low angle geo-stopping applications. The analysis is performed on theoretical data as well as a case study from a well in the Middle East.


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