GEODynamics' Engineered Perforating Solutions Division has introduced FracIQ PRO, a revolutionary perforating system tailored for multi-stage plug-and-perf operations.
The new patent-pending system combines professional grade gun loading and assembly features with industry-leading FracIQ Limited Entry Perforating shaped charges. The charges deliver constant hole sizes and penetration depths in wells regardless of gun position, well casing or formation type.
Constant-sized casing holes improve fracture planning by providing optimum pressure diversion while constant rock penetration creates repeatable breakdown pressures. Optimum pressure diversion means better fracture treatments, lower costs and ultimately more productive wells.
The system's new perforating gun technology incorporates redundant grounding for reliable firing with any switch system, and threaded gun-to-gun connections that eliminate hand wiring at the well site. Troubleshooting the gun string is now exceedingly simple. At the well site, a gun sub that doesn't yield a positive electrical test can be quickly unscrewed from the string and replaced.
The FracIQ PRO system is available in 0.30-in. 0.35-in., 0.40-in., 0.50-in. holes sizes, and with GEODynamics' FracIQ shaped charge technology for optimum shot placement.
During extensive field trials, U.S. service companies successfully deployed over 10,000 GEODynamics FracIQ PRO perforating systems for pump-down, plug-and-perf operations. The systems employ standard subs and, hence, do not incur additional project costs. Compared to traditional guns, FracIQ PRO gun lengths are shorter, reducing steel costs while providing easier handling operations.
Every aspect of the new perforating system is designed to save operating time and costs, while improving reliability and safety.
FracIQ PRO is the result of GEODynamics' engineering and development efforts and is part of a broader perforating tool box that allows operators to choose the best perforating system to reduce risk and maximize productivity of their horizontal well completion.