Geothermal Energy Halliburton Advantage
For over 50 years, Halliburton experts have met the world's geothermal energy challenges
In both traditional geothermal and emerging EGS (enhanced geothermal systems) operations, Halliburton has the ability to provide technological and environmental solutions that others simply can't provide. More than just the world leaders in geothermal pressure pumping, we are a "one-stop" solution for drilling, cementing, fluids, pumping services, surface data logging and more—including proven project management and mobile cement labs.
Halliburton geothermal projects
Halliburton's current geothermal operations find us in countries including the USA, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Mexico, Costa Rica and Kenya. Additional geothermal work, including EGS, is planned for numerous projects around the world.
Breakthrough Geothermal Technologies
- In geothermal environments, rock that possesses significant compressive strength requires extra resilient bits
This calls for a drill bit that can handle extreme abrasion and high temperatures. Halliburton's QuadPack® Plus roller cone drill bits provide increased bearing capacity and more. And all our bits go through Halliburton's Design at the Customer Interface (DatCISM) process, the first process to offer customized bit design for the customer's specific applications.
- High-temperature LWD (Logging While Drilling) technology can be severely challenged by hostile geothermal conditions
To take on geothermal's hard drilling environments, Halliburton offers operators the industry's first high-temperature rotary steerable tool—the Solar™ Geo-Pilot® XHP system—which delivers faster rates of penetration, improved hole quality and more accurate wellbore placement. And to meet the industry's coming EGS needs for even more resilient LWD technology, Halliburton's next generation of ultra-high temperature, high pressure LWD tools is already being developed.
- Halliburton's ThermaLock™ cement is critical for enhancing the long-term production of geothermal wells
Protecting casing from contact with corrosive fluids, this specially formulated calcium phosphate cementing technology resists cement degradation caused by CO2 exposure and ultra-high temperatures.
- There are times when extreme bottom hole pressures and temperatures call for a special cementing approach
The answer is our industry-exclusive reverse cementing. As opposed to typical cementing methods—when cement is pumped down the casing and comes up the outside—Halliburton is the only service company to pump down the outside, thereby lowering bottom hole pressures and minimizing losses of cementing fluids.
- During geothermal drilling operations, lost circulation adversely affects data transmission
If mud pulse technology is being used in these conditions, telemetry signals disappear once fluid loss occurs. However, Halliburton's Electromagnetic Telemetry (EMT) MWD/LWD system allows for uninterrupted data transmission without a continuous fluid column.
- Acid treatments to remove scale can be optimized through real-time blending
Halliburton's Acid-on-the-Fly (AOF) blending system improves the acidizing process by enabling real-time adjustments to the acid blend and eliminating disposal issues since acid is blended only as it is used. The system also helps provide improved personnel safety and environmental performance.