Source: Packers Plus Energy Services Inc.
Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. releases new technology capable of fracturing 60 stages downhole while only pumping 15 treatments at surface. This new system, called QuickFRAC, is the first of its kind in the industry.
“QuickFRAC is a great technology that can meet the need for increased stage numbers in formations such as the Bakken, Niobrara, and the Marcellus as well as many others,” said Dan Themig, President of Packers Plus. “QuickFRAC allows the operator to do the job of pumping 15 stages on surface while Packers Plus does the job downhole, providing as many as 60 individual stages. This is done by taking a single pumping treatment on surface and precisely directing it into 2-5 stages downhole. For the operator, pumping time and costs are reduced significantly and production results are greatly increased,” Themig added.
The QuickFRAC system is a technology that enables operators to increase the number of fractures in a single treatment operation. This system has been successfully proven in the field, and is now commercially available. Using limited entry diversion techniques and proprietary technology, the QuickFRAC system allows operators to fracture several isolated stages at one time through a process known as batch fracturing.
“Based on its success in a variety of plays including shale and tight sand, we have proposed the QuickFRAC system to a number of U.S. operators,” said James Athans, USA General Manager for Packers Plus. “The results show that the QuickFRAC system provides a 60% reduction in operation time compared to our standard StackFRAC® system, so we’re excited about what this technology will do for our customers.”