Recently released production results of the StackFRAC completed well were approximately double the average well performance on a per stage basis reported by a major operator working in other areas of the basin (Figure 1). The average daily production in the last three producing months was 0.60 MMcf/d per stage and cumulative production yielded 2,641 MMcf over 15 months.
To the south, a 10-stage cemented liner plug and perf well, also targeting the Muskwa formation, delivered an average daily production of 0.33 MMcf/d per stage in the same period and 15-month cumulative production of 2,034 MMcf.
The stimulation treatment was pumped at 16 m3/min over 14 days. An average of 300 tonnes of sand in 4,000 m3 of slickwater was placed per stage for a total of 3,000 tonnes of sand and 40,000 m3 of slickwater— almost double that of the StackFRAC well— making the increase in production even more significant.
In addition to the production benefits achieved by the StackFRAC completed well, the fracture treatment was completed in a third of the time (4 vs. 14 days) and with less horsepower than the cemented liner, plug and perf well.
In the face of multiple challenges, major operators working in the Horn River continue to
seek aggressive cost reduction strategies while maximizing their assets. Packers Plus StackFRAC open hole systems have proven to be the most efficient, cost effective method to complete multi-stage horizontal wells and have been shown to provide superior production results in numerous formations worldwide.