Coil Tubing Technology Offers Great Efficiency in Fracking

Earlier this month, the company announced it had set two completion records with its technology for an operator in McKenzie County, North Dakota. The first well, in the Middle Bakken formation, was completed in 94 stages and flowed 7,120 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd). Once completed, the well set a world record for the number of stages in a single well, NCS said in a Nov. 10 press statement.

On Oct. 11, an offset well completed in the Upper Three Forks formation in three stages flowed 7,824 boepd. This well was a hybrid completion comprising 97 NCS Gripshift cemented casing sleeves, with seven NCS Ballshift cemented ball-drop sleeves in the lower section of the well.

All states were successfully fractured in both wells.

“The announced flow rates demonstrate the improved production potential inherent in these completion technologies,” said Joe DeGeare, NCS vice president of sales and operations, in a Nov. 10 press release.

The company has large operations in the United States and Canada, as well as Latin America, China and Australia. NCS recent completed its first tight sands well in Siberia.


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