Completion techniques and associated stimulation treatments used for wells in the Devonian Shale of the Appalachian Basin have been evaluated in a 2-year study of production logs and production history. The study was a joint effort of a gas production company and a well service company. Results of the study have revealed that well economics can be significantly improved if completion zones are better chosen and the appropriate associated fracture stimulation treatment is used. This paper presents study methods, findings, conclusions, and recommendations on completion plans and stimulation designs for future wells in this field and similar Devonian Shale wells.

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