Despite tens of thousands of potential candidates and the proven upsides, the unconventional industry has largely overlooked refracturing—possibly due to the way it’s discussed.
This paper explains how an operator’s projects in the Vaca Muerta have become more-efficient and cost-effective by increasing production and reducing well-delivery-cycle time while fostering the long-term sustainability of the project.
To avoid costly interventions like sidetracking or wellbore abandonment, a check-valve system was installed near the sandface within three injector wells which prevented the mobilization of fines from the reservoir into the wellbore by stopping backflow.

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