NCS Energy Services sets completion records in Bakken/Three Forks areas

NCS Energy Services

NCS Energy Services has set two new completion records for its proprietary multistage unlimited coiled-tubing completion technology. The wells were completed for an independent operator in McKenzie County, North Dakota.

The first well, in the Middle Bakken formation, was completed with 94 stages and was flowing 7,120 BOE/d on Oct. 10, according to the operator. When the well was completed, it established a world record for number of stages in a single well.

Soon after, an offset well in the Upper Three Forks formation was completed with 104 stages. This well was flowing 7,824 BOE/d on Oct. 11. This was a hybrid completion comprising 97 NCS GripShift cemented casing sleeves, with seven NCS BallShift cemented ball-drop sleeves in the lower section of the well. In both wells, all stages were successfully fractured.

“At the time of completion, each well was a world record for total number of stages in a single well,” said Joe DeGeare, NCS Energy Services vice president of sales and operations. “The announced flow rates demonstrate the improved production potential inherent in these completion technologies.”

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