Treatment isolation using composite plugs (CPs) has been practiced for over 20 years in North America and continues to be among the most economical ways to stimulate horizontal and multi-layer vertical wells. Despite this long experience, many end users still experience problems in these applications because of sub-optimal choices regarding product selection, run-in and removal options, and unrealistic expectations regarding plug life in downhole environments.
This presentation identifies Best Practices for using CPs, based on technical literature, field experience, and manufacturers’ published data. These practices maximize the chances of successfully installing CPs in multi-zone treatment applications, improving the economics of oil and gas plays requiring multiple stimulation treatments per well.
As multi-zone completion activity increases in emerging regions of the world, treatment applications using CPs will also increase in those regions. Those who use CPs in multizone stimulation in emerging regions will conclude that consistently high mechanical success will be achieved by applying the Best Practices identified in this presentation.
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