2006-175 – An Effective Horizontal Well Completion and Stimulation System

Summary

Over the last two decades many developments have enabled accelerated growth in horizontal drilling. Drilling has led the way, with current technology capable of drilling thousands of feet laterally through a hydrocarbon reservoir. Second, has been completion and stimulation advancements. This paper will detail a new completion system which is run as part of the production liner, which does not require cementing and provides positive mechanical diversion at specified intervals, so fracturing and stimulations can be pumped effectively to their targeted zone.