Case Study: Halliburton Enters Conventional Liner Hanger Market on Sinclair Well

First MatchSet™ system is successfully installed in highly deviated horizontal application Challenge – The customer had limited operations in the Williston Basin, and was faced with the complexity of a highly deviated horizontal well with a sidetrack. It needed a hanger with a modular design that could handle long and heavy liners with minimal stress to the parent casing. The MatchSet™ conventional liner hanger, with an...

Tech Paper: Optimization of Recovery Using Intelligent Completions in Intelligent Fields

Completing smart wells with remotely controlled inflow control valves Throughout the previous few years, substantial attention has been paid to the usage of smart well technologies to help improve recovery, particularly with technological improvements and an increasing expanse of opportunities in more challenging and rewarding assets. The fundamental focus has been to propose and develop workflows that integrate several surface/subsurface sub processes and automate the entire...

Case Study: BaraShale™ Lite Fluid Enables Sustained Success of Unconventionals in Low-Cost Oil Environment

New water-based fluid system helps operators save time and reduce costs Challenge – With its unconventional field developments, the outstanding success of the Permian Basin as a global oil and gas swing producer has been sustained by operators and service companies using innovative technologies and cost-efficient operational practices. Overlying much of the hydrocarbon-rich Delaware Basin – the western province of the Permian Basin – is a...

Case Study: Project Management Service Utilizes Technologies to Deliver Wells Ahead of Schedule

Multi-team solutions improve drilling efficiencies, saving average of 72 days of rig time Challenge – Formation problems along with drilling complexities were causing time delays and high costs for the customer. Halliburton was asked to implement its technologies, engineering services, and experience to optimize drilling and increase efficiency for the operator, as well as to unite its services and subject matter experts, through project management, to...

Case Study: Operator Identifies Shallow Surface-Casing Corrosion Without Costly Workover

Halliburton Electromagnetic Pipe Xaminer® V (EPXTMV) tool detects metal loss near wellhead Challenge – Since the operator’s leak was impacting production, and similar wells in the area experience shallow surface-casing corrosion problems, the operator wished to know the extent of this potential problem to develop a remediation plan. Solution – Halliburton recommended assessing the corrosion using the new Electromagnetic Pipe Xaminer® V (EPX V) tool. The...

Tech Paper: Low-Rheology Thermal Cement Design for Long Lateral Production Casing: Case History from the Duvernay Formation

Improved cement slurry design helps maximize hydrocarbon production and net present value This paper presents the design challenges and improvements made to cementing long lateral wells in the Duvernay formation. Low-rheology thermal cement slurries were designed and successfully pumped in more than 30 production jobs. These new designs were coupled with a lower-modeled pumping pressure at higher flow rates that were previously unattainable with conventional designs....

Case Study: Boots & Coots Successfully Controls Well Release in Remote Field

Team solves challenging logistics to control gas release prior to well abandonment Challenge – The operator contacted Boots & Coots after a gas leak through one leg of the completion string was reported. Well control specialists were immediately mobilized to the location, and they performed the initial site inspection while simultaneously organizing a well control response plan for the incident. The main obstacle for organizing and executing any...

Tech Paper: Wellbore Placement in the Middle Bakken Formation Using an Azimuthal Gamma-Ray Measurement

Identify shearing or faulting early using an azimuthally sensitive natural gamma-ray tool The Bakken formation is a large, unconventional resource located in North Dakota. Horizontal wells are drilled from pads at tight spacings, and placement within the target formation is critical to ultimate recovery rates. Geologic placement is established by evaluating the natural gamma-ray tool response and comparing it to a representative gamma-ray log from a...

Case Study: SentinelCem™ Cement Cures Losses in Iraq Wells

Cement treatment saves operators millions of dollars annually Challenge – For years, operators drilling in the Rumaila, Zubair, and West Qurna fields in southern Iraq have routinely experienced severe and even total circulation losses at depths of 450–750 meters (1,476–2,461 feet). Underlying these fields is the karstified dolomite of the Dammam Formation, which has geological characteristics that include caverns, vugs, and large fractures. Encountering these voids...