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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.

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...

Case Study: Innovative Elect® Frac Sleeve System Proves Successful for Demanding Well Conditions

‘First of a Kind’ Sleeve System Enables Complex Completions and Minimizes Risk Challenges – Rockcliff Energy was interested in a frac sleeve system without operational pressure limitations to allow for higher circulating and cementing rates, and to help eliminate the risk associated with wellbore packoff and the inadvertent shearing of pins. A further limitation with conventional toe valves is determining an ideal pinning...

Tech Paper: Improved Completion Economics Through Real-time, Fiber Optic Stimulation Monitoring

Successfully installed single fiber-optic equipped well provides useful feedback on completion designs This paper demonstrates how a single permanent fiber installation allowed the development of improved completions designs in real time in order to improve well economics. Design changes were adjusted during the completion of the well to determine stage length and completion execution. Improvements were applied to the subsequent wells in the...

Tech Paper: Evolution of Frac Plug Technologies – Cast Iron to Composites to Dissolvable

The impact of the evolution of the frac plug over the past 20 years A technological revolution in hydraulic fracturing has occurred between early wellbore stimulation techniques and present day stimulation that has reduced cost and increased stimulation performance. Part of this revolution has been driven by the improved technology of frac plugs. This paper discusses how the evolution from cast iron frac...

Tech Paper: Estimation of Capillary Pressure and Relative Permeability from Downhole Advanced Wireline Measurements for Waterflooding Design

New workflow developed to help estimate relative permeability and capillary pressure in downhole conditions Reservoir relative permeability and capillary pressure, as a function of saturation, is important for assessing reservoir hydrocarbon recovery, selecting the well completion method, and determining the production strategy because they are fundamental inputs to reservoir simulation for predicting lifetime production of a well. Estimation of relative permeability and capillary...

Tech Paper: Reliable Detection and Power in an Electronic Sliding Sleeve Multistage Completion System

New electronic sliding sleeve helps increase flexibility, reliability, mechanical simplicity, and robustness for multistage hydraulic fracturing A new electronic sliding sleeve has been developed for hydraulic fracturing that provides the operational efficiency of sliding sleeves while enabling an unlimited number of fracturing zones and eliminating the milling of the baffle seat. This system uses electronic sensors and battery power to determine when the...


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