NextWave Production Rejuvenation Solution

Maximize value from existing shale wells

A steep decline curve in production performance typically occurs over a three-year (or shorter) period in unconventional wells. The result is an estimated recovery of only 10% or less of available reserves.

At that point, you may choose to accept suboptimal production rates, drill more wells to try and meet production targets, or blindly restimulate existing wells. None of these options represent an effective or efficient approach for managing, or increasing your return on investment, but this has been business as usual—until now.

The Baker Hughes NextWave™ production rejuvenation solution provides operators with a more sustainable approach to maximizing value from existing shale wells—quickly, efficiently, and economically.

The solution leverages a science- and fact-based methodology to ensure that financial resources are allocated to the wells with the highest probability to be restored to, and even exceed, initial production to boost ultimate recovery. The offering is based on a simple, four-step process that includes candidate well screening and selection, well diagnostics, program design, and wellsite execution—all performed by Baker Hughes experts.

Applications

  • Underperforming shale wells

Contact us today to learn more about increasing production and cash flow while reducing your lifting costs.

Drilling Contractor Interview


With oil prices down, operators are actively seeking solutions to maintain or increase production at relatively low costs. In this video, DC Editorial Coordinator Kelli Ainsworth speaks with Mr Freitag about re-fracturing vs rejuvenation, as well as how to identify wells that are the best candidates for re-fracturing or other rejuvenation methods.

 

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The Baker Hughes NextWave™ production rejuvenation solution provides operators with a more sustainable approach to maximizing value from existing shale wells—quickly, efficiently, and economically.

 

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