|The ORIO XL frac sleeve.|
TEAM Oil Tools, Inc. has developed the ORIO XL, a ball-activated frac sleeve utilized in multi-stage completions. Designed for 5.5-in. production casing, this technology allows operators the ability to frac extended reach, horizontal wells in a more efficient manner, by stimulating a single cluster at a time versus multiple, ensuring that proppant is getting into every cluster and increasing the possibility of greater production, TEAM says.
"Traditionally, the number of frac sleeves that could be run was limited due to the inherent design of the tool," says Steve Chauffe, director of new technology, TEAM Oil Tools. "In most cases, the maximum number of frac sleeves that could be run in a wellbore was between 30 and 50. The ORIO XL allows for an almost infinite number of sleeves that can be run and opened individually due to the unique design of the tool. For example, 90 sleeves can be run and opened individually with dissolvable balls ranging from 4.0 in. to 4.5 in."
The ORIO XL allows the completion of laterals in excess of 10,000 ft (3,048 m).