Challenge How can you improve fracture conductivity endurance?
Solution When designing a frac, customers are planning for uninterrupted reservoir fluid flow, while wanting high levels of conductivity for the short and long term. Halliburton technologies help achieve conductivity endurance in a variety of ways:
Increasing proppant pack conductivity
Reducing effects of production cycling
Maintaining proppant pack permeability
Immobilizing fines to reduce intrusion and plugging
Reducing proppant flowback.
Third-party laboratory tests, as well as completed studies of production profiles on wells treated with SandWedge and Expedite agents, have confirmed that the invasion of formation materials into the proppant pack, complete with the loss of effective fracture width, are the two leading causes of production declines following propped stimulation treatments. The same findings show that Halliburton's SandWedge enhancer can help eliminate or significantly reduce such counterproductive forces when applied as part of a comprehensive conductivity endurance program.