well plan

1. n. [Shale Gas]
The description of a proposed wellbore, including the shape, orientation, depth, completion, and evaluation. Well plans might be relatively simple for vertical wellbores. Directional or horizontal wellbores require more detailed planning about where to land the well and begin directional drilling, how long the directional or horizontal section should be, and how to evaluate and complete the well. Shale gas wells, many of which are horizontal wells, require highly detailed well plans to optimize production from reservoirs that are vertically and laterally heterogeneous.