NCS Multistage is an independent technology and services company specializing in multistage completions. In 2006, NCS Oilfield Services (Canada) developed a line of coiled-tubing fracturing tools for the coalbed methane gas market. In 2007, the company shifted its focus to the oil and gas market , offering downhole completion tools and services for both unconventional and conventional completions and an expanded line of coiled-tubing-deployed frac tools. In 2007, in Canada, NCS introduced a new multistage frac service, the Mongoose Frac® System, which combined sand-jet perforating with a frac-isolation tool assembly to eliminate the need for pumpdown plugs and ball-drop sliding sleeves. The system also enabled operators to design completions with no practical limits on the number and placement of stages. In late 2009, NCS introduced this system in the U.S. market.