Minimize the Need for Fresh Water in Operations
Obtaining fresh water for operations can be a logistical, environmental and/or regulatory challenge. That challenge is only going to increase in the foreseeable future as global demand for fresh water, driven primarily by increases in agricultural use, continues to rise and availability declines.
Halliburton can minimize the use of fresh water in the oilfield during drilling and completion of a well, fracturing or thermal operations. Fresh water minimization can occur either by using tools and processes that decrease the need for fresh water or by treating and recycling produced fluids. For example, the simpler fluid chemistry and the nonrequirement for crosslinker make Halliburton's award-winning OmegaFrac® fluid both practical and economical for use in a wide variety of produced water. Halliburton, along with oil and gas operators, is continually working to develop new processes and technologies that minimize the need for fresh water and contribute to global water conservation.