American Oil and Gas Reporter - October 2016 - 44

Introducing a new controlled optimization
process for multistage completions
A well-to-well program made possible by consistent frac placement
and measured downhole pressures and temperatures
Controlling key variables enables true optimization
Plug-and-perf completions cannot be truly optimized, because
the number of fracs, frac spacing, and propped volume are
uncontrolled variables. The same is true for openhole packer/
ball sleeve completions. Even if a completion is economically
acceptable, there is no reliable, methodical way to improve
the design, because frac placement is not repeatable from
well to well.
Predictable, verifiable, and repeatable frac spacing and propped volume
facilitate formation-specific, well-to-well optimization across entire fields
Top Gauge Pressure

12000

Pressure, psi

With the Multistage UnlimitedĀ® pinpoint frac system, you
know where fracs initiate and exactly how much proppant
you put in each one. No matter what else you adjust-frac
spacing, frac dimensions, proppant type and concentration,
frac fluid, or injection rates-frac placement is predictable,
verifiable, and repeatable, so you can clearly see the effects
of your changes and adjust your design accordingly.

Bottom Gauge Pressure

8000

Recorded downhole data describes every frac

Consistent frac placement plus downhole data is your fastest
route to truly optimized completions and field-development
strategies. Learn more at ncsmultistage.com.

4000
1200

1400

1600

1800

Time, min

Top Gauge Temperature

160

Temperature, deg F

At every stage, the Multistage Unlimited frac-isolation system
records pressures and temperatures at the frac zone and in
the wellbore below (see charts at right). The data reveals
the presence and type of any interzone communication
(e.g., natural fractures or cement failure) and identifies the
presence and source of near-wellbore restrictions. These
stage-by-stage details provide critical insights operators are
using to optimize frac design and frac spacing.

2000

2200

2400

Bottom Gauge Temperature

120

80
1200

1400

1600

1800

Time, min

2000

2200

2400

Recorded pressure and temperature at and below the frac zone for ten
stages. The data identifies any interstage communication and describes
important frac and formation characteristics.

The Multistage Unlimited frac-isolation system is the world's leading coiled-tubing frac technology, with more than 137,000 stages completed.

Learn from every frac.

TM

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