183427 – Application of Ball-Drop Technology to Improve Efficiency and Stimulation of Limited Entry Completion Systems

Summary

Ball-drop or ball-activated completion systems for multistage hydraulic fracturing are designed to reduce stimulation time and improve efficiency by being pumped in one continuous operation. The latest version of limited entry ball-activated completion systems is designed to stimulate a high number of entry points in one treatment more effectively, reduce overdisplacement, reduce completion time, remove risk of wireline and coiled tubing runs, eliminate the need to millout the system prior to flowback and solve entry point erosion concerns. These time can cost improvements can significantly reduce total well costs, which is especially important for operators in low price commodity environments.