There's a maxim in drilling that says "there's no such thing as astraight hole."
All wells, whether by accident or by design, exhibit changes inhole angle and direction.
Crooked hole tendencies were considered early as a seriousdrawback to the widespread use of rotary rigs. But the benefits of rotary drilling were more than sufficient to overcome thisperceived limitation
So the industry began developing ways to keep wells on course.Thus was born the science or, perhaps more accurately, the art of deviation control.