Pan American Energy has recently completed drilling a horizontal well in the Lindero Atravesado area in Vaca Muerta. The 2,795 meter, side-section well was carefully landed and geosteered within a narrow target window of the Vaca Muerta Formation which spanned just 3.4 vertical meters in thickness across the entire lateral section.
The very precise geosteering of this well was carried out by the PAE subsurface team in conjunction with ROGII’s Latina geosteering team. PAE uses specialized software combined with collaborative cloud-based technology to enable real-time monitoring, interpretation, and decision-making allowing effective communication between specialist teams while fully complying with social distancing standards.
To achieve the complete placement of the almost 2.8 km of lateral section in less than 4 meters of vertical thickness, the cooperation and commitment of diverse specialists each contributing their best performance was necessary to achieve this success.
Representing a milestone at Pan American Energy as the best positioned horizontal well within the planned geologic target, this well is proof of technical evolution in the accuracy and effectiveness of geosteering and drilling engineering workflows.