One common method of diverting a fracture treatment is the limited entry technique. A possible drawback of this technique, however, is the lack of diversion due to erosion of perforations by proppant, ineffective perforations, or plugging of perforations during the treatment. After using this technique for over a decade, production response on newly recompleted and fracture stimulated wells raised the issue of possible inadequate treatments. To fully evaluate the effectiveness of these treatments, a new fluid profiling method was utilized to accurately determine the contribution of multiple sand stringers before and after treatment. This profiling method confirmed the limited entry technique as a viable option for successful fracture stimulations.

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