NCS Oilfield Servies

Date PublishedNovember 14, 2013
CompanyNCS Oilfield Services
Article AuthorEric G. Schmelzl
Article TypeNovember 2013 Issue
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NCS Oilfield Servies


Successful completion demonstrates effectiveness of Multistage Unlimited Half-Straddle technology.

NCS Oilfield Services, an independent technology and services company specializing in multistage completions, announced the successful placement of 60 stages in a single well completion, once again demonstrating the reliability of its Multistage Unlimited TM system. The July project marks a new record for the company by completing its largest number of stages for a single wellbore in Canada.

Our goal is to help operators accelerate time to production as efficiently and effectively as possible,” said Eric Schmelzl, NCS Vice President of Strategic Business. NCS“A successful multistage completion like this 60-stage operation is a win-win for our clients, their investors, and the industry as a whole.

The multistage completion was accomplished on a 4.5” cemented lateral, targeting the Torquay formation. Using the NCS Half-Straddle option that pumps frac volumes down the coiled tubing, the job placed 639.5 tonnes of proppant in 120 hours. The completion operation reached a total measured depth (TMD of 5725m (18,782 ft and a true vertical depth (TVD of 2401m (7,877 ft , utilizing 59 NCS frac sleeves and one abrasive cut. Sixteen sandoffs were successfully circulated clean without incident, or significant lost time.

“The Multistage Unlimited Half-Straddle option offers operators a highly efficient technique that reduces the overall job time as well as fluid requirements. The method also often eliminates the need for a high- pressure frac tree, because the coiled tubing contains the treatment friction pressures, isolating that component of the treating pressure from the wellhead equipment,” added Schmelzl.


NCS Oilfield Services currently offers its Multistage Unlimited systems in Canada, the United States, Australia, Russia, Argentina and China. The company has a record of more than 3,000 multistage completions, successfully placing over 470,000 tonnes of proppant. The company’s proprietary Multistage Unlimited technology eliminates perforating, plugs, balls and baffles, and incorporates coiled tubing to deliver advantages not available from ordinary methods.