DOI: 10.2118/165952-ms
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Abstract: Abstract Multistage hydraulic fracturing has become the key technology for completing horizontal and many vertical wells. In horizontal wells, the perf-and-plug method is the most commonly used staging method; in each stage, multiple perforation clusters are used to create separate transverse fractures at each cluster. How these clusters are placed can significantly affect a well's short- and long-term production performance. The simultaneous creation of multiple fractures is a cost effective an…

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