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FracGuard Tool

The Weatherford FracGuard composite plug isolates a formation for fracturing operations in both single and multiple-zone plug and perf completions.

The FracGuard composite plug is effective in highly deviated, horizontal, or vertical wellbores, where it enables efficient drill-outs using conventional drilling methods with tricone or junk-mill bits, including coiled tubing milling.

FracGuard composite plugs are available in 2 7/8-in. through 9 5/8-in. casing sizes and in top ball, internal ball, and bridge plug configurations. The top ball design provides a large flow area for communication below the plug while using a ball dropped from surface to seal off communication during fracturing operations. The internal ball design eliminates the need to pump a ball down and enables communication from below after fracturing operations. The bridge plug seals from above and below, and it can be used to isolate one zone or multiple zones after fracturing operations.


Features

  • Field proven design has been used in more than 70K runs.
  • Element and backup system ensure a tight seal during fracturing operations.
  • Full 360º cast iron slips allow full-casing-contact anchoring to withstand high fracturing pressures.
  • The beveled bottom prevents the body from spinning, which decreases drill-out time of multiple plugs.
  • Lightweight cuttings lift easily to circulate out to surface during drill out.

Applications

  • Single or multiple-zone stimulation
  • Vertical, deviated, horizontal, or multilateral wellbores

FracGuard plugs are rated at up to 350°F (176.67°C) and to 12,000 psi (827.37 Bar), which enables deploying the plug in multiple environments.

Specifications

Casing Maximum Tool OD
(in., mm)
Temperature Rating
(°F, °C)
Pressure Rating
(psi, bar)
Setting Tool Configurations
Size
(in., mm)
Weight
(lb/ft, kg/m)
Bridge Plug Top Ball Internal Ball
2 7/8
73.025
6.40 to 8.60
9.52 to 12.80
2.120
53.848
350
176.67
12,000
827.37
Baker #5 or Owen Availablea Available -
3 1/2
88.9
12.95
19.27
2.560
65.024
350
176.67
12,000
827.37
Baker #5 or Owen Availablea - Available
View the FraGaurd Technical Specification Sheet for a full list of technical specifications

a12,000-psi (827.37-bar) rating from above; 10,000-psi (689.48-bar) rating from below