Precisely place fracture stages and perforations

Refine your reservoir model as you drill into the targeted zone

A growing body of evidence indicates that geometrically spaced fracture stage placement is not always optimal. In fact, studies have shown that only 40% of stages effectively contribute to production and return on investment.

Reducing reservoir risk and optimizing stage effectiveness are essential elements to successful fracturing operations. To support these elements, it’s important to collect and analyze value adding data. Doing this facilitates revision of reservoir models as the lateral section is drilled through the targeted zone with greater precision.

With Baker Hughes measurement-while-drilling (MWD) services and StarTrak™ logging-while-drilling (LWD) technology, coupled with CGG Robertson RoqSCAN™ wellsite mineralogical analysis along the length of the lateral, operators can be sure to:

  • Place fracture stages only in the areas along the lateral that are the most productive and provide a return on investment
  • Optimize fracturing parameters such as fluid rheology, proppant, size and spacing, and hydraulic horsepower requirements to improve costs
  • Maximize stimulated reservoir volumes (SRV)
  • Identify faults and natural and/or induced fractures that act as thief zones

This integrated approach saves you time, money and valuable resources—making every frac count.

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You can continuously improve your reservoir understanding—and your profitability—with the comprehensive portfolio of Baker Hughes and CGG. For more information contact your Baker Hughes or CGG representative.

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