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Frac Plugs

Using dissolvable, composite and drillable materials for hydraulic fracturing plug-and-perf operations

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Fully composite frac plug
Accelerate time to production with rapid millout and minimal debris size—including hollow metal buttons slips that minimize metal content.
Fully dissolvable frac plug
Eliminate milling with a robust frac plug that isolates reliably and then dissolves rapidly to enable fullbore production.
Drillable bridge and frac plug
Isolate pressure during multistage fracturing with ability to handle HPHT downhole conditions and bidirectional pressure sealing capability.
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How are frac plugs used in plug and perf hydraulic fracturing operations?

In a plug-and-perf operation, a plug and perforating guns are pumped to the appropriate depth. The plug is set, the zone perforated, and tools removed from the well. A ball is pumped down to isolate the zones below the plug, and the fracture stimulation treatment is pumped. The ball-activated plug diverts fracture fluids through the perforations into the formation. After the stage is completed, the next plug and set of perforations are delivered, and the process is repeated, moving up the well from the toe to the heel.

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ReacXion Nano and ReacXion fully dissolvable frac plugs, FracXion Nano and FracXion Micro fully composite frac plugs

Select from composite, dissolvable, and drillable frac plugs

As the backbone of your multistage plug-and-perf completion, Schlumberger frac plugs include several versatile isolation options to best suit your downhole requirements. Designed to optimize production from cased hole wells, plug-and-perf completions enable you to perforate and treat each stage optimally by applying knowledge gained from early stages to modify and improve treatments in later stages.

    Open your well rapidly after the frac

    After all stages have been fractured, activation balls are designed to float off their seats with reservoir pressure or dissolve to open the well for production. Some operators prefer to mill the entire frac plug to enable fullbore production.

    Large-bore plugs may be used instead to maximize the production bore without waiting for milling. Fully dissolvable plugs eliminate the need for milling—and therefore the limitations of coiled tubing reach—enabling you to reach deeper into the reservoir with each well, improving well and field economics.

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