112442 – Continuous Pumping, Multistage, Hydraulic Fracturing in Kitina Field, Offshore Congo, West Africa


Many West Africa offshore fields are maturing and operators are completing secondary targets in their wells to maintain the economic operation of their valuable assets. Three candidate wells were selected for placing multiple propped fractures using a technique that has been used for six years in North America. This technique utilizes a series of mechanical packers and frac ports that are sequentially shifted “on the fly” allowing continuous placement of more than one hydraulic propped fracture without shutting down the pumping equipment.