YLO, it is a function of both the number of stages and the size of each stage. For example some companies may utilize 11 frac stages that have the same amount of proppant and fluids as another company's 16 stages.
The following two wells had similar rates even though one had 2 more stages.
Chesapeake, Williams 18 #H1 Well, Serial #240451, S18-T16N-R15W, Caddo Parish, 12432 Mcfd, 22/64" Choke, 6324 psi Flowing Pressure, 11 Stages
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