The Last Mile: Advanced Completion Technology for Extended Reach Laterals

When:  Jun 14, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Permian Basin Section

The Last Mile: Advanced Completion Technology for Extended Reach Laterals


Presenter: Travis Harris - Product Line Manager, Cemented Systems, Packers Plus Energy Services, Inc.


Technological and operational improvements have made it possible to drill increasingly longer laterals.   At the same time that lateral lengths are increasing in the Permian Basin, frac intensities are also increasing, proppant loading continues an upward trend, and stage spacing is decreasing. All these factors continue to challenge completion technologies when completing extended reach laterals, especially at the toe stages.  Energen, one of the most active operators in the Permian Basin has solved this problem by consistently implementing sliding sleeve technology at the toe stages of its extended reach cemented liner wells.  Run in clusters of four or five sleeves, each stage at the toe of these extended reach wells benefits from the efficiency of ball-drop completions, combined with the placement accuracy of limited entry stimulation. In this presentation Energen will discuss some of the benefits they have experienced utilizing this system and Packers Plus will elaborate on the advancements in completion technology that have provided higher density stimulation for greater reservoir coverage in horizontal wellbores, while improving operations and mitigating risks that can lead to unplanned non-productive time, cost overruns and lost production.



Over his 30 year career in the oil and gas sector, Mr. Harris has held a variety of operational and management roles, with a focus on new product launches. Prior to joining Packers Plus, he worked as a Technical Services Manager and an Operations Manager at large service companies, where he was responsible for all daily operations in a large district area that included cased hole completions, open hole completions, remedial and stimulation, thru tubing fishing and all big hole fishing operations. He also worked closely with operators and liaised with other services to ensure jobs were completed cohesively and successfully. His present focus at Packers Plus is to develop and implement the company strategy for its innovative cemented systems that improve efficiency and save time and cost for operators.

Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas State University and holds a number of patents.

Luncheon, Thursday, June 14, 2018                                         Online Registration - $30 ends 6/13/2018

Midland Petroleum Club                                                             Onsite Registration - $40           6/14/2018

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


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If you prefer to register by phone, please call Cathy Harris at 972-768-8070


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Save the Date-Next Meeting:

Luncheon, Thursday, July 19, 2018

Midland Petroleum Club

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Topic: An Executive Panel Discussion - Living, Working, and the Social/Economic Impact of operating in the Permian Basin.

Executive Panel:

  • Ken BeattieChief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, CrownQuest Operating
  • Denzil WestChief Executive Officer, Admiral Permian Resources
  • Joe WrightDirector, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Concho Resources


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