Both the 49- and 50-stage systems were successfully installed and a 100% success rate was achieved for ball launch, ball landing on seat and sleeve shifting. All port activation events were confirmed with the Packers Plus ePLUS® Retina monitoring system. The first well was completed in 50 hours of pump time using 4.9 million lbs of proppant and 69,886 bbls of fluid, and the second well in 52 hours, using 5 million lbs of proppant and 73,600 bbls of fluid.
Using a ball-drop completion system for both wells helped mitigate the operational risks that can be experienced with wireline and coiled tubing intervention. A single, continuous pumping operation for the completion program also saved the operator a significant amount of time compared to the plug-and-perf completion method. Up to 63 ball-drop stages can currently be completed with the StackFRAC HD-X system.
Packers Plus specializes in providing solutions for multi-stage completion systems and technically challenging applications in horizontal, vertical, multi-lateral and high pressure/high temperature wells. Well solutions are customized based on operator requirements and can be adapted based on changing industry demand.