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Midcontinent Well Completion Techniques Becoming More Varied

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Richard Mason, Hart Energy
April 22, 2014

It’s “tried and true” when it comes to completion techniques in the Midcontinent. The slickwater fracture is far and away the most common well stimulation technique in the play, although some operators are experimenting with crosslink gel and nitrogen to tweak production volumes.

Otherwise, operators are shortening the distance between stages and increasing the number of stages as laterals grow beyond 5,000 feet. Spacing averaged 300 feet between stages, according to a mix of contractors and operators participating in a Hart Energy survey of Midcontinent completion practices.

The survey was ...

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