136196 – Long-Term Comparison of Production Results from Open Hole and Cemented Multi-Stage Completions in the Barnett Shale

Summary

The Barnett Shale is considered to be a prototype for other shale plays in North America and throughout the world because it was the first shale play to be developed. This paper describes production results from two horizontal wells in the Barnett Shale completed with open hole, multi-stage fracturing systems (OHMS) compared to direct offset wells with conventional cemented liner, “plug and perf” completion.