Schlumberger releases new dissolvable plug-and-perf technology

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Schlumberger has announced the release of the Infinity dissolvable plug-and-perf system that uses fully degradable fracture balls and fully degradable seats instead of plugs to isolate zones during well stimulation.

This first-ever fullbore interventionless plug-and-perf system eliminates the need for milling operations and leaves nothing behind in the wellbore, says Schlumberger. The technique eliminates lateral length restrictions, which maximizes reservoir contact and estimated ultimate recovery, and it reduces intervention-related risks and costs.

“Operators are continuously looking to streamline plug-and-perf operations without compromising productivity,” said Olivier Le Peuch, president, Completions, Schlumberger. “With the new Infinity system, the ball and the seat assemblies both fully dissolve on contact with common completion fluids. As a result, the well is left with fullbore access and enables customers to bring production online faster, more efficiently and more cost effectively.”

02/16/2015

Infinity dissolvable plug-and-perf system
(Image courtesy Schlumberger)

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