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CONSISTENT HOLE SIZES TO EQUALIZE

PERFORATION FRICTION AND MINIMIZE

THE EFFECTS OF TORTUOSITY

HERO®PerFRAC is the latest generation HERO® charge specifically designed to improve the efficiency of fracturing operations in today’s unconventional reservoirs. HERO®PerFRAC charges produce consistent entry hole sizes, regardless of gun position, to allow fracture initiation to occur at the face of the borehole. Utilizing HERO® super deep penetrating technology enables fracture initiation along the perforation tunnel at intersecting natural fractures. HERO®PerFRAC charges have been tested to verify that entry hole size performance is not affected by hydrostatic pressure, and penetration performance has been verified in stressed natural rock, including shale.

Want to improve the

efficiency of your

fracturing operations?

Specify HERO®PerFRAC!

Advantages:

  • Minimizes effects of tortuosity
  • Maximizes cluster efficiency and increases SRV (Stimulated Reservoir Volume)
  • Results in even distribution of fracture treatment and proppant placement
  • Aides in reduction of treating pressures, reducing costs associated with hydraulic fracturing operations
  • No special hardware required - uses Owen standard hardware

Equalize ΔPperf to increase cluster efficiency!

The charts and table below show how HERO®PerFRAC can equalize ΔPperf in your frac design over conventional charges. These test results are from 3.125 in. 6spf 60° gun systems shot inside 5.50 in. 23# P-110 casing. The charts were generated using the following equation where ρ = 8.33 ppg, Q = 2 BPM/perf, D = average hole size of each phasing, and C = 0.7.

ΔPperf = .237ρQ2
D4C2
Conventional Low Cost Conventional SDP
Average
Hole Size
(in.)
0.36
0.34
0.36
Minimum
Hole Size
(in.)
0.24
0.26
0.34
Maximum
Hole Size
(in.)
0.49
0.40
0.37

Click here to view our current HERO®PerFRAC charge offerings for various gun and casing configurations.