112,180 casing sleeves fracced

7,621 wells completed

155,877 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

6,133 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

Up to 50% less water

No drillouts

Less environmental impact



Quick recovery from screenouts

No rig-down/rig-up between stages

Precise frac location

Real-time frac-zone pressure

Add stages on the fly



14,215 miles (22,877 km) of coiled tubing runs

1,650 fracs in 66 wells in 67 days

4.8 billion lb (2.2 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

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

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

The Multistage Unlimited SpotFrac system is the fast, cost-effective way to remediate multistage wells by refracing underperforming zones and by adding new frac stages. Deployed on coiled tubing, the system can perforate, isolate, and stimulate multiple stages in a single trip. 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. Read more


Upcoming Trade Shows

January 24–26

SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Conference
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
The Woodlands, TX

March 21–22

SPE ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

April 3–5

DUG Permian Basin Conference and Exhibition
Fort Worth Convention Center
Fort Worth, TX

April 11–12

AADE National Technical Conference and Exhibition
Hilton Houston North
Houston, TX

April 25–27

SPE Western Region Meeting
Bakersfield Marriott Convention Center
Bakersfield, CA

May 17–19

SPE Latin America and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference
Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center
Buenos Aires