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

SmartStartTCPSingleToe Sub
Reliable and fastReliable but slowUnreliable with many operational issues
8 hours/6 wells72 hours/6 wells42 hours/6 wells
Safe - less footprint on the wellsiteExpensive 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°FAverage Time Downhole - 34 days
Highest BHT - 350°FLongest Time Downhole - +360 daysHPHT Tools qualified at 400F
Lowest BHT - 130°FShortest 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

artNumberConnection
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-450-0004.55.653.346.00153.25°6.81500019000
TC-MV-450-000-SE4.55.653.346.00153.75°6.81500019000
TC-MV-455-00005.05.653.346.00153.25°6.81500019000
TC-MV-455-0000-SE5.05.653.346.00153.75°6.81500019000
TC-MV-551-00005.56.53.755.25153.25°7.52000021000
TC-MV-570-00005.57.384.605.25153.25°7.52000020000
TC-MV-577-00005.57.384.675.25153.75°7.52000020000
TC-MV-575-00005.57.504.505.25153.25°7.52000023000

SmartStart PLUS® 30 Time Delay Test + Frac Valve

PartNumberConnection
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-EX4.55.653.346.00303.25°6.81500019000
TC-MV-450-000-EX-SE4.55.653.346.00303.75°6.81500019000
TC-MV-455-0000-EX5.05.653.346.00303.25°6.81500019000
TC-MV-455-0000-EX-SE5.05.653.346.00303.75°6.81500019000
TC-MV-551-0000-EX5.56.883.755.25303.25°7.52000021000
TC-MV-551-0000-EX-SE5.56.883.755.25303.75°7.52000021000
TC-MV-570-0000-EX5.57.384.605.25303.25°7.52000020000
TC-MV-577-0000-EX5.57.384.675.25303.75°7.52000020000
TC-MV-575-0000-EX5.57.504.505.25303.25°7.52000020000

*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