2172470 – Cemented-back monobore reduces well cost and frac time in the Wolfcamp


An operator working on the outskirts of the Ozona Arch sub-play of the Wolfcamp Shale successfully installed a 38-stage openhole multi-stage (OHMS) completion system with a cemented-back long string under a very short lead time. Additionally, the stimulation treatment was unique in the area due to high proppant concentration and aggressive proppant ramp. An overview of the equipment utilized, design process, drilling methodology, completion system, hydraulic fracturing and mill out operations will be presented.