Northside: Application of Ball-Drop Technology to Improve Efficiency and Stimulation of Limited Entry Completion Systems

Speaker: Travis Harris
Speaker Travis Harris
Travis Harris is the Product Line Manager, Cemented Systems, at Packers Plus Energy Services, Inc. Over his 30 year career in the oil and gas sector, Mr. Harris has held a variety of operational and management roles, with a focus on new product launches. Prior to joining Packers Plus, he ...

Travis Harris is the Product Line Manager, Cemented Systems, at Packers Plus Energy


Services, Inc.


Over his 30 year career in the oil and gas sector, Mr. Harris has held a variety of


operational and management roles, with a focus on new product launches. Prior to


joining Packers Plus, he worked as a Technical Services Manager and an Operations


Manager at large service companies, where he was responsible for all daily operations


in a large district area that included cased hole completions, open hole completions,


remedial and stimulation, thru tubing fishing and all big hole fishing operations. He also


worked closely with operators and liaised with other services to ensure jobs were


completed cohesively and successfully.


His present focus at Packers Plus is to develop and implement the company strategy for


its innovative cemented systems that improve efficiency and save time and cost for


operators.


Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas State


University and holds a number of patents.

Full Description

Ball-drop, or ball-activated, completion technology is traditionally associated with single point entry stimulation (one ball per sleeve) in open hole applications. Recent advancements in this technology have led to the development of a system that uses one ball to activate multiple sleeves in cemented liner applications, combining the efficiency of ball-drop completions with the placement accuracy of limited entry stimulation in cemented wells.

This limited entry ball-drop completion system is designed to stimulate a high number of entry points in one treatment, reduce completion time, remove risk of wireline and coiled tubing runs, eliminate the need to mill out the system prior to flow back, and solve entry point erosion concerns. By using a non-erodible material in each sleeve the limited entry effect is designed to be consistent throughout the entire stimulation.

Field trial results will be shared as part of a discussion on creating time savings and operational improvements in traditional cemented liner completion methods.

Organizer Angela Tse