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Completion

Completion refers to the work performed and the installation of permanent equipment for production of oil or gas from a recently drilled well.

How it’s important to us

 

It is important to realize that there is a step that follows the drilling of a well before being able to extract hydrocarbons from the reservoir.  There’s a natural hierarchy of area/block/lease/well/completion, each of which can have a one-to-many relationship (for offshore drilling in the Gulf – onshore also follows the lease/well/completion portion).  Frequently, “completion” and “well” are used interchangeably, but this is not 100% accurate.  A well can be re-completed several times, and can even produce from multiple completions simultaneously.  While this is not common, it would be possible for a single well to be completed in different reservoirs at the same time.  After the drilling crew finishes and the rig is released, the completion crew comes in and makes the well ready for production.


Nate Richards
Nate has over 18 years of software engineering and consulting experience. He founded Entrance in 2003. Nate is the past President of the Board of LifeHouse Houston, a Christ-centered maternity home ministry, and is past Executive committee member and Treasurer of Houston Achievement Place, a foster care and social skills training non-profit organization.
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