I resigned my membership from the API RP-19 committee in the mid-1990's because I, as well as most of the other committee members at the time, knew that API Section 1 testing was completely misleading to operators trying to select the perforating system that would maximize their well's production. Now in 2017, it's time to stop wasting billions on developing perforating systems that shoot deep in concrete, API Section 1, and simply create plugged tunnels with heavy metals. Furthermore, it's time to stop misleading well owners into using inferior systems that reduce the NPV of their assets.

 

 

David Wesson, CEO

 

Your well performance is at stake!

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CASE HISTORIES AND TECHNICAL PAPERS

TECHNICAL PAPER

SPE-184878-MS

Improved Hydraulic Fracturing Perforation Efficiency Observed with Constant Entry Hole and Constant Penetration Perforation

D. Cuthill, W. Yang, and J. Hardesty, GEODynamics, Inc.

ABSTRACT

Conventional perforating systems exhibit a distribution of perforation entry hole diameters around the circumference of the casing, when the system is decentralized within the wellbore. In the case of horizontal, limited entry, cluster style perforating operations the perforating system normally lies along the bottom of the casing. When hydraulically fracturing these intervals, perforation efficiency is difficult to predict since the entry hole diameters and perforation penetrations are not definitive.

 

A perforating system has been developed which provides a consistent entrance hole diameter and formation penetration independent of the clearance between the perforating carrier and casing...

UPCOMING EVENTS

NOVEMBER

9

PERFORATING FORUM - DENVER

NOVEMBER

13-16

ADIPEC

2017

JANUARY

23-25

SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technical Conference

FEBRUARY

20-21

Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit

JULY

23-25

URTeC

2018

TECHNICAL CATALOG

ISSUE ONE - JANUARY 2017

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