"Chemicalizing the Completion"
One of the phrases we like to use to describe our plans for the future is that we would like to “chemicalize the completion.” With the lateral lengths in horizontal wells continuing to grow and the desire for more perforated intervals, the mechanical burden on well construction is reaching a critical point. With so much rock volume to access, the complexity of the wellbores of the future may be unimaginable to us today. But one thing seems certain, we will have to find simpler ways to carry out the steps required to create those wells.
Another point to recognize is that a “pumpable” solution is generally preferred to endless trips downhole. A great example currently is the use of the polylactic acid diverters to replace frac plugs. At Completion Science, our goal is to make what is going on today just a crude precursor to the solutions that will be available tomorrow.