OneStim News: OneStim Breaks Chesapeake Stage Record, Eagle Ford Shale
Efficient team in South Texas completes record stage counts two months in a row, even with rig moves.
The OneStim STX6 team completed 294 stages for Chesapeake in May, breaking the operator’s previous record of 286 stages in a month—despite having four rig moves. The following month, with only two rig moves, the same team completed 304 stages, the highest one-month stage count for any Schlumberger stimulation crew.
Chesapeake and OneStim have been collaborating since February to continuously improve operational efficiency in the Eagle Ford Shale. By identifying and eliminating waste, standardizing procedures, and optimizing technology, OneStim has reduced pad-to-pad mobilization time by 50% while increasing pumping hours per day by 17% and stages placed by 55%. NPT attributed to Schlumberger was reduced by more than 25% in May and June compared with first-quarter averages. On average over the two-month period, Chesapeake saved USD 162,000 per pad and reduced operating time on each pad by 4 days.
No recordable HSE incidents were reported in the period, which demonstrated the crew’s commitment to working safely.