(2019051) REPLACING BRIDGE PLUGS CAN LEAD TO COST SAVINGS AND INCREASED PRODUCTION

Presenters

Jenna Robertson, Thru Tubing Solutions

Replacing bridge plugs with Perf PODs, to plug/divert individual perforations, allows Operators to divert the stimulation mid-stage and reduce the total number of bridge plugs within a wellbore while maintaining the advantages of closer stage spacing and adding additional clusters.  The risk of a pre-set plug can be drastically reduced, along with pump down time, completion cost and resources associated for the corresponding wireline runs and subsequent millout work.  Applying Perf POD diversion technology between bridge plugs allows the Operator to achieve maximum cluster efficiency, while stimulating the entire stage, without leaving orphan clusters behind.  This ensures a more consistent stimulation volume pumped into each perforation cluster, ultimately providing a more balanced treatment and reducing the probability of a “runway frac”, which could potentially damage offset wells.   


Based on current stimulation design - are you effectively stimulating every cluster?