HOUSTON – June 20, 2018 – Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) today released the BaraOmni™ hybrid separation
system, a next-level separation technology that effectively removes ultra-fine low gravity solids (LGS),
resulting in better performing, longer lasting fluid systems to help operators significantly reduce costs.
As drilling fluids are used, ultra-fine LGS accumulate and can negatively impact operational performance.
Operators currently use dilution to address this issue, which results in excessive fluid volumes and costs.
The hybrid separation system features advanced capabilities to remove ultra-fine LGS, which was not
previously possible. This eliminates the need for dilution and improves the operator’s ability to recover
drilling fluids so they can drill more wells with less fluid volume.
Additionally, BaraOmni advanced separation technology allows drilling fluids, contaminated solids and other
hydrocarbon waste streams to be treated with a single system. It replaces traditional complex solids
control and waste management equipment set-ups. As a result, the operator can minimize waste
transportation, off-site treatment and storage to reduce environmental exposure and total cost of
"We developed the hybrid separation system to improve the solids control and separation market with a
compact and mobile system that can separate ultra-fine LGS and treat multiple waste streams at the rig
site," said Bradley Brown, vice president of Halliburton Baroid. "This is part of our larger
focus on engineering fluid and separation solutions together to help our customers mitigate potential
operational issues and reduce overall costs."
In west Texas, the system was successfully operational within 24 hours of mobilization and was used to treat
ultra-fine solids laden, non-aqueous drilling fluid. In this application, the technology reduced solids
from a 24 percent concentration LGS to a final concentration of 3 percent LGS. The result was a
field-ready, premix fluid that was readily blended into a high performance drilling fluid. This hybrid
separation process is an industry step-change in ultra-fine solids removal and cuttings treatment.
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