Visual results of blocked stages allow removal of blockage and resumed flow from toe to heel.
Renegade Diagnostic Technologies conducted tracer analysis on horizontal wells with extended lateral sections for a Permian Basin operator. The resulting graph identified a blockage around Stages 9 and 10 resulting in no tracers or production returning from toe area of the well.
The operator utilized this critical analysis to clean out the well and remove the blockage. This data played a crucial role in determining a solution that ensured the full well bore returned to production. Additionally, the same tracer technology can be employed for operators using dissolvable plugs to ensure full well bore contribution without the need for mechanical cleaning of the well.