Going the Extra Mile: Using ball-activated systems to simplify stimulation of toe stages for extended reach laterals

Technological and operational improvements have made it possible to drill longer laterals and complete wells with higher stage counts and fracture intensity. However, limitations of wireline and coiled tubing used to deploy plugs and perforate casing can prevent the toe stages of extended reach laterals from being effectively stimulated. This paper describes some of the completion solutions available that can help improve operations by mitigating risks that can lead to unplanned nonproductive time, cost overruns and lost production.

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