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About Halliburton

Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With approximately 55,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset.

Case Study: North Sea Operator Trials Innovative P+A Barrier Verification with Potential Savings of 34 Hours Rig Time

Relay™ Tractor System Successfully Deploys Shale Barrier Assessment Tools in Highly Deviated Well Section Challenge – The well section in question was a highly deviated section (72°), meaning that any deployment by gravity alone would be unachievable. Additionally, a restrictive deck footprint meant that any option would need to fit in with a busy rig that had ongoing subsea P&A operations. Good-quality data...

Case Study: New Technology Enables Operator to Achieve A Level of Efficiency Previously Unachievable

Turbo Tech® II Valve and Inflow Tech® Packer with Setting Control Module Enable Wellbore Cleanout in a Single-trip Challenge – A major industry challenge that operators face is being able to reliably operate two compression-set tools in the string at the same time. Since most wellbore cleanout-compatible (rotatable) packers are compression-set, operators typically must compromise with a ball-drop bypass tool or risk an...

Tech Paper: Continuous Use of Fiber Optics-Enabled Coiled Tubing Used to Accelerate the Optimization of Completions Aimed at Improved Recovery and Reduced Cost of Development

FiberLog™ Service and SPECTRUM® Real-Time Coiled Tubing Services help operators in Bakken, North Dakota Continuous improvement in completions designs leading to an increased return on asset development is one of the primary focuses of operating companies. To continue driving towards this goal, an operator looked to continuously optimize completions designs in their acreage in Bakken, North Dakota. There were two parallel paths taken to...

Case Study: HERO™ Bridge Plug Maintains Pressure Integrity in Challenging Well Shut-In Operations

First High-expansion Bridge Plug Installed For Sonatrach Provides Dependable API 11D1 V0 Barrier Challenge – Sonatrach required a low-cost, slickline-deployed retrievable mechanical barrier. The wells contained landing nipple restrictions above the target setting depth. A mechanical barrier was needed to provide pressure integrity for well shut-ins with up to 18 days duration down hole. Due to remote conditions, the retrievable bridge plug (RBP)...

First Halliburton Female Drilling Fluids Engineer in Pakistan – Asiya Abbasi

“Don’t give up when you are tired and don’t give up when you are done.” My journey at Halliburton began soon after graduating from university. I received a call from Halliburton HR to set up an interview for a preliminary internship with the potential to become a full-time job. I went through multiple interviews and presentations before being hired. I always wanted to...

Case Study: Intercept® Retrievable Bridge Plug Provides Reliable Barrier During Blowout Preventer Maintenance Operation

Successful plug performance marks first-ever use of intercept RBP in Azerbaijan and for this operator Challenges – This was a critical well for the customer.  The first branch that  was drilled is currently the longest well in the Caspian Sea, with a total depth of 7,411m.  The second branch, drilled to a TD of 6,803m, would then have to be completed after a...

Tech Paper: Maximizing a Mature Field Value by Combining Polymer Flooding, Well Interventions, and Infill Drilling

Learn how these methods can be properly combined at different stages of asset life The perception of better economics and less risk from infill drilling and recompletions are reasons well-focused remedies are preferred compared to reservoir-focused solutions, such as enhanced oil recovery (EOR). However, most literature does not discuss the economic and risk indicators driving this. Using a real example, this work demonstrates...

Tech Paper: Optimizing Completion Design through Fracture Evaluation in Oil-Based Mud using High-Resolution LWD Ultrasonic Images

Provides real-time data to enhance reservoir understanding and optimize completions Identification and interpretation of fractures, bed boundaries, and borehole breakout from high-resolution images plays a crucial role in optimizing completion design. In low-angle wells drilled with oil-based mud (OBM), images may be acquired using wireline. However, using wireline has been a challenge when inclinations exceed 45°, making logging-while-drilling (LWD) acquisition preferable. This paper...

Case Study: Halliburton Formation Evaluation (FE) Program Helps Client Discover More than 400 Feet of Net Pay

Safe, Efficient Operations Collected the Required Data in 17 Days Across Two Wellbores Challenges – The customer needed to obtain high-quality formation evaluation, rotary cores, pressures, and fluid samples in two large open holes. The requirements included performing reservoir characterization and rock evaluation for whole-core calibration, and collecting lab-quality samples and accurate reservoir pressures for reservoir quality and structure. Time constraints would need...

Case Study: Halliburton Installs World’s First 9 5/8-inch Multibranch Inflow Control System in North Sea

New TAML Level 5 FlexRite® MIC System Enables More Possibilities for Advanced Multilateral Completions Challenge – In March 2017, a Norwegian operator approached Halliburton, needing a new TAML Level 5 multilateral technology (MLT) solution for its mature field in the North Sea. While the operator had been using Halliburton MLT technology successfully for many years in this field, its use was limited to...


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