Successful installation of system using electro-hydraulic control lines in
a six-zone multilateral well
HOUSTON – September 29, 2015 – Halliburton's Completion Tools business line (NYSE: HAL),
successfully achieved the first installation of the SmartPlex® downhole control system in a six-zone
multilateral well. The installation was a joint effort across functional teams within the Intelligent
Completions group, and was the first electro-hydraulic system installed by Halliburton in the Middle East.
The installation was completed with zero non-productive time and no HSE issues.
The SmartPlex downhole control system enables remote actuation of downhole control devices using
electro-hydraulic control lines from the surface. The multi-drop system provides simple and reliable zonal
control of up to 12 interval control valves in a single wellbore, using a minimum number of control lines.
Wayne Wallace, strategic business manager for Halliburton Intelligent Completions said, "The SmartPlex
system provides our customers with the ability to control an increased number of zones, assisting them to
acheive improved reservoir performance and increased ultimate recovery."
Halliburton introduced the SmartPlex system to address a market need for multi-zone completions to improve
reservoir performance and reduce operator costs related to installation and control of the multi-zone
solution. The system activates valves significantly faster than competing direct hydraulic control systems.
It also offers the ability to selectively open and close different sets of valves, reducing uncertainty and
allowing for multi-zone completions with a high degree of reliability. The electro-hydraulic (EH)
architecture has numerous advantageous over current electro-mechanical control systems available today. One
such advantage is that the EH architecture allows for efficient locomotive force to move an interval
control valve under differential pressure. The SmartPlex system was designed mainly for dry tree
applications commonly used in land wells, and is suitable for extended reach horizontals with narrow pay
For more information, please visit the SmartPlex website.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy
industry. With over 70,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in over 80 countries, the company
serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating
hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and
completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field. Visit the company's website at www.halliburton.com.
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