Swell Technology is based on the swelling properties of elastomers. The swelling process creates effective seals in both open and cased hole applications.
Halliburton currently has three types of swelling elastomer systems. The first system uses elastomers that swell when exposed to hydrocarbon. The second system uses elastomers that swell upon exposure to water. The third system features a hybrid swelling polymer, which combines the capabilities of both oil swelling and water swelling polymers into a single compound.
These products have no moving parts and require no inflation to seal, removing the inherent risks of mechanical and inflatable tools. Customers simply make up or slip on Swell Technology products to their pipes where isolation points are needed to optimize the well.