Polymer-free fracturing fluids
Simplify carbon dioxide fracturing treatments, improve flowback and cleanup, and enable higher pump rates.
Stimulation through coiled tubing
The CoilFRAC service combines CT and selective fracturing technology enabling multiple zones to be treated in a single trip. In new wells, each zone is perforated conventionally in one wellsite visit. CT is then run in hole with a straddle tool BHA. The bottom zone is straddled, and the fracture stimulation is pumped through the CT string. Residual proppant is reverse-circulated out of the wellbore, and the straddle tool is moved to the next zone, where the process is repeated. Each layer is individually stimulated using only one run into the wellbore.
The fracture stimulation can be customized for each targeted zone, accounting for varying stress contrast, porosity, permeability, and fracture gradients. Customization optimizes production while maximizing recoverable reserves from each zone. Additionally, decoupling the fracturing operation from the perforating operation streamlines the completion process with fewer trips to the wellsite—saving time and money.
CoilFRAC service helped operator reduce completion time from 16 days to 4 (on average), and cut well flowback times by half.Read Case Study
The CoilFRAC service can also access bypassed zones or refracture previously completed zones. In such applications, low pressure and suspect casing are protected from treatment fluids and pressure by the CT string. Compared with a conventional workover rig, the CoilFRAC process is faster and minimizes fluid damage to existing layers because the well does not have to be killed.