Multistage hydraulic fracturing (MSHF) has given new impulse to the development of hydraulic fracturing market in Russia. This paper illustrates the evolution of horizontal well multi-zone stimulation methods for the past decade in Russia. Examples of multi-zone treatments using various technologies in different fields are given. Analysis of the work performed shows how the integration of modern drilling, completion, stimulation, control and production methods allowed cost-effective development of hard-to-recover reserves. The development of multi-zone well stimulation brought to the market new horizontal well completion, fracture mapping, production and field development control technologies. The article also evaluates potential development and application of multi-zone technologies.

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