The 3-stage stimulation was executed in one day with eight hours of pump time versus an estimated nine days for a conventional cemented liner “plug and perf” completion. The change in fracturing fluid as well as supply boat modifications negated the need to return to shore after each stage and shaved 12 days off of the operation.
Ultimately, the Operator’s goal was to stimulate a part of the reservoir which had not been exploited by using multi-stage fracturing. The use of Packers Plus proprietary technology enabled this to be an efficient and cost effective process. After treatment, the well became the record producer in the Black Sea and its stabilized production rate was 2.5 times the best offset well in Lebada Vest completed with conventional methods. Because of this success, the Operator has continued to use the Packers Plus StackFRAC system in their Black Sea offshore wells.