Special Report: Completion Technologies: Openhole multistage fracturing boosts Saudi Arabia gas well rates

Zillur RahimAdnan Al-KanaanHamoud Al-AnaziSaudi AramcoDhahranBryan JohnstonPackers PlusJannussan, BahrainStuart WilsonDaniel KalininSchlumbergerOpenhole multistage (OHMS) fracturing has improved gas production rates and recovery from moderate to tight reservoirs in Saudi Arabia.To date, 17 OHMS fracturing assemblies have been installed in deep gas carbonate and sandstone wells in southern area gas fields. Of these, 14 wells have been stimulated (acid or proppant fractured) and flowed back.1Most of these wells have responded positively and are excellent producers (>20 MMscfd). Some showed average results, 8-12 MMscfd, and a few, completed in tight reservoirs, produced at relatively low ...

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