Successful frac packs require careful planning

Because operators usually pump frac-pack treatments in an offshore environment, a successful job requires extensive planning and preparation.Frac-pack treatments are difficult completions to perform correctly due to the complexity of having to control many variables during the treatment.Operators have to be aware of the effect of various additives on fluid performance, as well as the importance of quantifying the fracturing process and pumping a precise treatment according to design parameters developed on site.Fracturing treatments always have required good logistics and material supply. With frac-pack treatments, however, fluid chemistry as well as treatment procedures have been modifie...

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