149064 – Success Criteria for Multistage Fracturing of Tight Gas in Saudi Arabia

Summary

This paper presents extensive field data on the use of open hole multistage systems (OHMS) in unconventional, tight-gas zones in Saudi Arabia to prove their applicability and show the factors contributing to their success. Unconventional plays in Saudi Arabia are typically deeper, harder and hotter than those in North America and now that they are being exploited, the need for OHMS has increased. This paper goes on to describe how multistage fractured wells completed with OHMS produce better than offset wells completed with conventional methods.