As the levels of multilateral completions have progressed, costs, complexity and associated risks have escalated. Added cost and risk drives many prospects to uneconomical levels. However, when there is a full understanding of the type of multilateral completion required for the life of the reservoir, in many cases it is possible to design a simple, economic solution. This lowers the associated risk while maintaining a substantial reward with increased production; and the simplicity allows project execution to be the primary focus.