Operator in Permian Basin Realizes Major Benefits
HOUSTON - August 1, 2016 - Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) today announced the release of
CALIBR℠ engineered flowback service, which applies advanced diagnostics and a collaborative workflow to
continuously manage flowback operations to improve well productivity. It also helps maximize water
recovery and reduce damage to fractures caused during drawdowns.
Flowback is a procedure to recover fracturing fluid and remove other wellbore debris after a service is
performed. Traditionally, flowback planning is designed to achieve high initial production; however
there is a limited understanding of its overall effect on the well completion. Aggressive flowback
strategies have been shown to negatively impact fracture connectivity over the long-term, which can
result in decreased production.
The CALIBR service is performed by acquiring real-time surface data during flowback operations, analyzing
this data to determine reservoir response and recommending adjustments for optimization of recovery and
Halliburton collects data through the SPIDR®
Self Powered Intelligent Data Retriever, which produces high resolution well pressure
information and provides greater insight allowing the service to be tailored across rigs.
"CALIBR is a first of a kind service that combines multiple areas of expertise, including data
acquisition and real-time measurement, that will help operators improve the long-term productivity of
their assets," said Grant Roscoe, vice president of Halliburton Testing and Subsea.
CALIBR has been applied successfully across unconventional resource plays and is globally available.
Halliburton recently partnered with an operator in the Permian Basin to demonstrate the advantages of
implementing an optimized flowback strategy to increase productivity. The well was drilled in what was
believed to be marginal acreage, but by using CALIBR, the operator was able to complete the well with
the highest productivity index within their portfolio.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the
energy industry. With over 50,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in approximately 70
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.
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