Unconventional Resources

Water Recycling: Best Science, Best Economics, Best Practice

The consumptive use of water and rising costs of water management are a concern for all in the industry. As a result, produced water and flowback water recycling is starting to gain momentum. The cost of water, including acquisition, transport to the well, transport from the well and disposal, can cost $3-$12 per barrel. Recycling reduces not only the environmental impact but also...

Plug-n-Perf or Frac Valves: Which is the Best Completion Strategy?

In Halliburton’s second unconventional resources blog article, the topic is about which is the best completion strategy, plug-n-perf or frac valves? An effective completions strategy can help to reduce costs while increasing production for operators. There is no better comparison than that of real examples provided in this next blog. The authors analyze this question in SPE 148642 entitled Comparison of Frac Values...

Efficient Coiled Tubing Fracturing for …

Proppant Placement Assurance and Contingency Cost Mitigation Authors: Jim B. Surjaatmadja and Loyd East Welcome to the Unconventional Resources section of the Halliburton Solutions Blog. Unconventional resource development has become more economically viable thanks to the development of many new technologies. One of those new technologies is detailed in SPE 150154 paper entitled, “Efficient Coiled Tubing Fracturing for Proppant Placement Assurance and Contingency Cost Mitigation.”  The...

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