120,375 casing sleeves fracced

7,873 wells completed

164,471 frac stages placed

134 stages stimulated in one trip

147 casing sleeves in a single well



40 stages completed in 24 hours

101 stages completed in 60 hours

6,306 screenouts managed without tripping

21,436 ft (6,534 m) deepest TMD

15,358 ft (4,681 m) deepest TVD



Unlimited stages and spacing

High frac rates with less hp

Predictable, verifiable, repeatable frac placement

No drillouts




Quick recovery from screenouts

No rig-down/rig-up between stages

Precise frac location

Real-time frac-zone pressure

Add stages on the fly



14,893 miles (23,968 km) of coiled tubing runs

1,650 fracs in 66 wells in 67 days

5.3 billion lb (2.4 million t) of proppant placed

14.85 million lb (6,736 t) proppant in a single trip


To truly optimize a multistage completion design for a given field and formation, you need a systematic completion approach that allows you to make well-to-well comparisons with confidence. You need consistent, repeatable frac delivery plus measured downhole data that helps you better understand the formation, the well, and the stimulation. Read more.

Watch Optimization: Plug & Perf vs NCS Multistage Unlimited Pinpoint Fracturing

The new MultiCycle reclosable frac sleeve gives you more flexibility when completing a well, managing production, and performing well restimulation or remediation. Now, you have the option of fraccing stages out of sequence, and you can close and reopen selected intervals as needed over the life of the well without having to use a costly workover rig. Read more

NCS Multistage introduces the Vector-Max liner hanger, a premium hydraulic-set hanger/packer for cemented applications. Now available in 4.5-in. x 7.0-in, the hanger system boasts a number of key features, including expanding metal liner-top packer seal and protection against premature release of the running tool. Also new is a Vector-Max liner-top packer only (without hanging slips) and the Vector-1 hydraulic-set liner hanger for uncemented installations. Read more

The simple and passive AirLock™ system facilitates landing casing strings in horizontal wells, at nominal cost and without altering casing and cementing operations. More than 16,000 installed, 100% success rate. Read more

Multistage Unlimited technology is a more efficient and more economical alternative to plug- and-perf and ball-sleeve frac systems, both of which are brute-force methods that bullhead fluids down the casing, with no feedback about formation response at the frac zone, no recourse in the event of a screenout, and no way to manage water and chemical consumption. Both methods do, however, have a huge appetite for pumping horsepower. Read more

The key to maximum reservoir drainage is a systematic drilling pattern and an efficient field frac network that achieves maximum connectivity to the reservoir. This requires as many wells as possible on a given acreage, and as many stages per well as possible, without communication between stages and between wells. To achieve this, frac spacing must be exact and frac dimensions must be uniform. Unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve either consistent frac spacing or uniform frac volume using plug-and-perforate or open-hole packers and ball-drop sleeves. Read more

14 key comparisons between Multistage Unlimited, plug & perf, and open-hole completions. Read more

The Multistage Unlimited casing sleeve/annular frac system combines resettable frac isolation with our exclusive GripShift casing sleeves to deliver fast, economical, and effective multistage completions. Unlimited stages and spacing, real-time frac-zone pressure, 5 minutes between fracs, and no drillouts. Read more  Watch full video

In formations with thin reservoirs and water-bearing zones nearby, it is usually best to complete with a large number of stages and smaller fracs to avoid the water. These smaller fracs—typically 10 bpm or less—can be pumped through the coiled tubing, rather than down the coiled tubing/casing annulus. The Multistage Unlimited Half-Straddle plus casing-sleeve option is ideal for these completions. Read more

The Multistage Unlimited toe sleeve is the surest, simplest way to achieve initial formation access for multistage completions. Its delayed opening sequence allows an extended casing test before initial injection. Read more

If a well is already cased, Multistage Unlimited Mongoose technology can still provide significant economic, environmental, and operational advantages over plug & perf and ball-sleeve systems. Instead of casing sleeves, the Mongoose system uses sand-jet perforating to gain access to the formation at each stage. Sand-jet perforating works in both horizontal and vertical wellbores, either cemented or uncemented. Read more