SMARTSTART PLUS® TIME DELAY TEST + FRAC VALVE

Ready to take the guesswork out of the completion process and run your wells more economically?

Nine’s SmartStart PLUS® Time Delay Test + Frac Valve is here to get you off to a great start by improving the process in a number of areas. The result is precision ported jets, perfect timing of pressure tests, better connection to the formation and easier use and less hassles overall.

SmartStart PLUS® Time Delay Test + Frac Valve is a time delayed pressure-activated sliding sleeve that eliminates the need for tubing-conveyed perforating when completing the toe stage of horizontal wells. This enables you to better meet maximum casing pressure test requirements.

START YOUR COMPLETION OFF RIGHT

KEY FEATURES

  • Optional Time Delay setting of 15,30, or 60 minutes allows operator to exceed regulatory casing integrity test requirements.
  • Advanced Port Jetting™ Technology improves injectivity to formation.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • One piece mandrel design provides a very robust tool that withstands burst pressure excess of 20,000 psi.
  • Opening sequence is controlled by a fit for purpose rupture disc that is designed to resist plugging or bridging at the membrane.
  • Mandrel design with TORQ Thru™ Technology maintains casing string integrity and yield torque ratings. The tool can be “through torqued” onto the casing string for ease of make up.
  • Exceeds all safety and environmental standards.

Significant Time Savings with SmartStart 

Current Stage 1 Alternatives

SmartStart TCP SingleToe Sub
Reliable and fast Reliable but slow Unreliable with many operational issues
8 hours/6 wells 72 hours/6 wells 42 hours/6 wells
Safe – less footprint on the wellsite
Expensive and additional safety risks –more service companies on site

Case History Summary

Eagle Ford, Mid-Continent, Permian Basin, Montney, Rockies, Utica, Bakken, and Marcelus

Average BHT - 280°F Average Time Downhole - 34 days
Highest BHT - 350°F Longest Time Downhole - +360 days HPHT Tools qualified at 400F
Lowest BHT - 130°F Shortest Time Downhole - 4 days

Your best choices for perfect timing and performance SmartStart PLUS® time delay test + frac valve

The SmartStart PLUS® Time Delay Test + Frac Valve provides operators with an initial point to break down the formation and establishes a pump-in port for use in long horizontal completions.

The device is comprised of an Opening Piston and a Fluid Metering Chamber. This Metering Chamber allows adequate time for two or more of these devices to be actuated prior to the opening of the valve. In addition, this delay sequence between activation of the device and actual opening of the ports allows time for the operator to reach a predetermined casing test pressure.

The SmartStart PLUS® Time Delay Test + Frac Valve Tools are run as an integral part of the casing string and may be utilized in both cemented and un-cemented well bores. The actuating pressure for this device is controlled by a special rupture disc. Upon reaching the actuation pressure, there is a lapse of approximately 15, 30 or 60 minutes before opening. Opening the SmartStart PLUS® Time Delay Test + Frac Valve Toe Valves at maximum casing test pressures dramatically improves connectivity to the formation.

SmartStart PLUS® 15 Time Delay Test + Frac Valve

PartNumber Connection
Size
Max
O.D.
Min
I.D.
Make Up
Length (ft)
Delay
Min.
Temp. Rating
°F
Flow
Area
Torque Rating
ft/lbs
Working
Pressure
TC-MV-450-000 4.5 5.65 3.34 6.00 15 3.25° 6.8 15000 19000
TC-MV-450-000-SE 4.5 5.65 3.34 6.00 15 3.75° 6.8 15000 19000
TC-MV-455-0000 5.0 5.65 3.34 6.00 15 3.25° 6.8 15000 19000
TC-MV-455-0000-SE 5.0 5.65 3.34 6.00 15 3.75° 6.8 15000 19000
TC-MV-551-0000 5.5 6.5 3.75 5.25 15 3.25° 7.5 20000 21000
TC-MV-551-0000-SE 5.5 6.5 3.75 5.25 15 3.75° 7.5 20000 21000
TC-MV-570-0000 5.5 7.38 4.60 5.25 15 3.25° 7.5 20000 20000
TC-MV-577-0000 5.5 7.38 4.67 5.25 15 3.75° 7.5 20000 20000
TC-MV-575-0000 5.5 7.50 4.50 5.25 15 3.25° 7.5 20000 23000

SmartStart PLUS® 30 Time Delay Test + Frac Valve

PartNumber Connection
Size
Max
O.D.
Min
I.D.
Make Up
Length (ft)
Delay
Min.
Temp. Rating
°F
Flow
Area
Torque Rating
ft/lbs
Working
Pressure
TC-MV-450-000-EX 4.5 5.65 3.34 6.00 30 3.25° 6.8 15000 19000
TC-MV-450-000-EX-SE 4.5 5.65 3.34 6.00 30 3.75° 6.8 15000 19000
TC-MV-455-0000-EX 5.0 5.65 3.34 6.00 30 3.25° 6.8 15000 19000
TC-MV-455-0000-EX-SE 5.0 5.65 3.34 6.00 30 3.75° 6.8 15000 19000
TC-MV-551-0000-EX 5.5 6.88 3.75 5.25 30 3.25° 7.5 20000 21000
TC-MV-551-0000-EX-SE 5.5 6.88 3.75 5.25 30 3.75° 7.5 20000 21000
TC-MV-570-0000-EX 5.5 7.38 4.60 5.25 30 3.25° 7.5 20000 20000
TC-MV-577-0000-EX 5.5 7.38 4.67 5.25 30 3.75° 7.5 20000 20000
TC-MV-575-0000-EX 5.5 7.50 4.50 5.25 30 3.25° 7.5 20000 23000

*60 minute tools are available upon request

“We continue to adopt new technologies as they become feasible. For example, we recently began employing a rigless toe prep technology that enabled us to cut our pre-frac oil well prep cost by more than 50%.” VP Operations - Ohio, Oklahoma and Louisiana