Author Archives: Halliburton


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.

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...

Tech Paper: Frac-hits Mapped by Tube Waves: A Diagnostic Tool to Complement Microseismic Monitoring

Innovative use of microseismic data to understand direct frac fluid hits at offset wells This paper presents a method for detecting and analyzing tube waves recorded from a downhole geophone array as a hydraulic fracture grows toward and hits the observation well. Examples from both horizontal and vertical monitor wells are presented. An analysis of tube waves provides additional and independent fracture diagnostics...

Tech Paper: The Final Piece of the Puzzle: 3D Inversion of Ultra-Deep Azimuthal Resistivity LWD Data

3D earth models reveal a reservoir’s true structures, allowing for informed geosteering decisions and accurate well placement Optimal well placement requires three-dimensional (3D) spatial knowledge of the reservoir formation and fluids. Current one-dimensional (1D) inversions of ultra-deep azimuthal resistivity logging-while-drilling (LWD) data recover formation boundaries above and below the wellbore, which are stitched together to form pseudo-2D models (or “curtain plots”) along the...


Sign up to receive each new post via email.

Delivered by FeedBurner

About this Blog

The Halliburton Solutions Blog will give you more insight into some of today’s most complex challenges in deep water, unconventional resources and mature fields. This is a forum to exchange information, ideas and solutions to help you overcome these challenges. If there’s a particular topic you’d like to know more about, please let us know at Thank you for joining us.

Blog Guidelines

To ensure that this site is informative and safe for all users, Halliburton has implemented the following House Rules:

• We reserve the right to correct statements that are inaccurate.

• We reserve the right to delete any content that is abusive, defamatory, or obscene.

• While we encourage open dialogue, we reserve the right to delete comments at our discretion.

Please read the Privacy Statement before accessing and using this Site.