Halliburton Installs 300th FlexRite® System, Including Over 100 FlexRite MIC Junctions, In North Sea

FlexRite MIC Junctions Enable More Advanced Multilateral Completions Challenge – Back in 2012, the operator required a solution for achieving new levels of zonal control in its multilateral wells. Traditionally, many multilateral wells have consisted of multiple branches commingled in a completion solution that provides greatly increased reservoir exposure, but with limitations on control over individual branches and zones. A new completion solution was required that...

Don’t Get Stuck On Defense: Learn How Some Operators Are on the Offensive against Frac Hits

With many unconventional basins shifting from exploration and leases to infill drilling, a topic of major concern is now “well bashing” — when frac fluid of an infill child well infiltrates the wellbore of a nearby parent well. Over the past few years we’ve seen parent-well production decrease, requiring costly workover operations to regain production targets. This well basing problem is compounded when localized depletion from...

Tech Paper: Unconventional Multiplay Evaluation of Casing-in-Casing Refracturing Treatments

Halliburton successfully implements casing-in-casing refracturing treatments in the Haynesville and Eagle Ford Shale Throughout the development of major shale plays, a better understanding of stimulation influence on reservoir productivity has led to significant changes in industry completion practices. The relatively fast development of fields combined with the evolution of completion design suggests the completions performed on the earlier completed wells are understimulated and inadequate for optimum...

Case Study: Single-Trip Multizone Cased-hole Frac Packs and Intelligent Completions Improve Recovery in Subsea Gas Field

Advanced completion solution enables wells to remain fully functional after five years of production Challenge – The operator needed to improve operational efficiencies for this complex subsea field of shallow, low pressure, and weakly consolidated gas reservoirs. The field required a method of dealing with unconsolidated sands, along with the ability to monitor and control each of the six potential layers as the economics of the...

Case Study: Integration Drives Performance and Accelerates Learning Curve in an Ultra-Deepwater Pre-Salt Exploration Drilling Project in Brazil

Halliburton integrated services achieves new benchmarks in post-salt and salt sections Challenge – The operator faced many challenges to build exploratory wells in this ultra-deepwater environment, with the main objectives to minimize the significant drilling risks and costs and reduce the total cost of well construction and evaluation. Other challenges included the long 28-inch riserless section in the post-salt formations facing hole instability issues and high...

Case Study: eRED® Valve Provides Efficiencies and Time Savings in Downhole Operations

Valve operates remotely after 23 months down hole Challenge – The operator’s previous method for hanger installation and completion testing involved the deployment of a dual-bore riser and multiple intervention runs to allow for plug installation on the annulus bore. This can be a time-consuming operation, especially as the North Sea is subject to adverse weather conditions that can result in waiting on the weather to...

Case Study: eRED® Valves Save 88 Hours of Rig Time for Upper Completion Project

Remotely operated valves eliminate requirement of costly interventions To achieve its goals, Shell elected to pre-install the remotely operated Halliburton eRED® valve as a shallow barrier in the tubing hanger. This allowed Shell to have a secondary barrier in place without the requirement of an intervention before removing the blowout preventer (BOP) and installing the Christmas tree. In total, the eRED valves were installed 11 times...

Case Study: In 1924, Myron Kinley Kick-Starts the Well Control Industry with a Bang

Most well control methods and technologies used today trace their roots back to one man: Myron Kinley Challenges – In the early days of the oil field, blowouts were common, but there were no well control companies around to handle them. Thousands of lives were lost as oil companies struggled to handle dangerous blowouts without the benefits of modern-day well control practices. Then Myron Kinley arrived...

Tech Paper: An Integrated Formation Evaluation Approach to Characterize a Turbidite Fan Complex

Advanced integrated analysis helps reduce overall formation evaluation costs and saves rig-time The oil and gas potential of the basins surrounding the Falkland Islands has attracted exploration drilling that resulted in discovering the Sea Lion Field in the North Falkland Basin in May 2010. Recent exploration drilling has resulted in new oil discoveries to the south of the Sea Lion Complex that has not only confirmed...

Case Study: Summit ESP® Successfully Replaces Rod Lift System

Multi-technology solution generates USD 1.4 Million in revenue for operator in just six months Challenge – Rod lift systems have their own challenges, especially in extreme conditions with excessive gas and high depths. Gas is compressed within the pump itself before actually producing liquid. Solids fallback is also an issue, particularly in the Bakken formation. The client had wells with pump set depth ranges from 8,500...