In early 2000 the success rate for matrix stimulations matched the industry average of around 30%. In mid-2000 an integrated approach was launched, covering all aspects of the stimulation process, and today the success rate for engineered stimulations stands at 85%. This successful approach has been maintained over the past two years and enables new technology to be effectively introduced into the process and opens up additional opportunities. Long term sustained gains have been achieved allowing stimulations to become an effective tool for reservoir management. Examples of successful applications are included below.
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