114766 – Successful Deployment of Innovative Completion Technology Designed for Multi-Stage Fracturing Treatments in Horizontal Producers Achieved Significant Rate Increase in Saudi Arabia

Summary

One of the key strategies in Saudi Aramco’s optimum gas development project includes lateral horizontal wells designed to achieve maximum reservoir contact to maximize productivity. This strategy has proven very successful over the past few years as the majority of horizontal gas producers have yielded excellent results, with open-hole completions in particular. However, due to the complex nature of the Khuff reservoir some wells have experienced complications during the drilling phase, encountering unexpected reservoir challenges, and hence not meeting production targets.