114768 – Successful Multistage Horizontal Well Fracturing in the Deep Gas Reservoirs of Saudi Arabia: Field Testing of a Promising Innovative New Completion Technology

Summary

One of the key strategies in Saudi Aramco’s optimum gas development project is drilling single and multilateral wells to achieve maximum reservoir contact to maximize well productivity. This strategy has proven very successful over the past few years as the majority of the horizontal gas producers have yielded excellent results, with open-hole completions in particular. Nonetheless, due to the highly complex nature of the Khuff carbonate reservoir some wells have experienced complications during the drilling phase and encountered unexpected reservoir challenges which has kept them from achieving their production targets.