Weatherford introduces composite frac plug

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Weatherford has introduced its new composite frac plug TruFrac at the Coiled Tubing & Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition. The equipment is optimized for plug and perforation operations, said Weatherford.

TruFrac is an evolution of Weatherford’s FracGuard product. It is constructed of 97% composite materials for easier milling and has a smooth OD to facilitate run-in at as much as 500 ft/min. The seal is proven to 10,000 psi (698.9 MPa) and 300°F (148°C).

The upper slip is designed fit-for-purpose, said Matthew Crump, global product line manager – Composites, at Weatherford, and has powdered metal buttons.

“The lower slip is the 'linchpin' of TruFrac, consisting of high-strength composites and small, hardened inserts for superior anchoring force.”

TruFrac also is shorter in length which allows more of the plugs to be used in higher deviation wells.


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