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NCS Multistage completes well in record time

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With more than a stage completed every hour, NCS Multistage has completed an 87-stage Devon Energy Corporation well in only 85 hours. All fracs were single-point injection using NCS Multistage's coiled-tubing frac system. At an average of 36 minutes per stage, 40 fracs were performed in a record time of 24 hours during one stage.

The well is located in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming. The NCS Multistage casing sleeves were run and cemented as part of the production casing string. During completion, the frac-isolation tool was run on coiled tubing to locate and open each sleeve. The completion was performed in a single coiled-tubing run.

Joe DeGeare, NCS Multistage VP of U.S. Sales and Operations, said, "The Multistage Unlimited system performed beautifully in this extended lateral. Right now, operators want to control costs, and executing completions this quickly certainly helps. In addition, when we pulled our tool after the last frac, the well was full-drift from top to bottom, ready to produce. NCS has continued to refine the Multistage Unlimited system over thousands of wells, and that effort is paying off for our customers."

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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