Petro Kazakhstan improves processes for 2006 hydraulic fracture campaign

Petro Kazakhstan Kumkol Resources (PKKR) has increased oil production in five Kazakhstan fields through a hydraulic fracturing program. The wells had not been fractured when initially brought on line. Click here to enlarge imageEvaluation of current fractured wells, the candidate selection process, and postfracture completion practices are believed by PKKR and Halliburton to be keys in achieving the sought-after result of significant oil-production increases. PKKR used hydraulic fracture stimulation in five fields, all located just north of the city Kzyl Orda (Fig. 1). Production from the Mayburak field rose 100% immediately afterward (Fig. 2). Click here to enlarge imageThis article pr...

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