Intelligent Fracturing System
The Next Frontier for Fracturing
Imagine an intelligent fracturing system that does more than simply automate equipment at the surface.
It’s connected to the subsurface through real-time reservoir measurements, giving you the ability to watch fracture outcomes unfold in real time across the lateral.
Then imagine an intelligent fracturing system that provides more than just visualization—it gives you CONTROL. Control over fracture placement. Control over well interactions.
If you want every stage to count, it’s time to stop imagining. Start seeing. Start controlling, with the SmartFleet™ intelligent fracturing system.
The SmartFleet is the first intelligently automated fracturing system that keeps you connected to the subsurface through real-time fracture measurements, live 3D visualization and real-time fracture commands—giving you greater control over fracture outcomes while pumping.
The SmartFleet is an intelligent fracturing system that does more than simply automate equipment at the surface. It’s connected to the subsurface, through real-time reservoir measurements, to autonomously adapt and respond to fracture behavior.
The SmartFleet provides users with a direct line of sight into real-time measurements and projections, such as fracture dimensions, azimuth, speed of fracture growth and predicted geometry.
of Fracture Outcomes
- Autonomously adjust treatments to real-time subsurface measurements
- Visualize real-time and predicted near wellbore and far-field fracture placement
- Measure and control cluster uniformity and well interactions stage-to-stage
- Proactively manage and mitigate well interference while pumping based on frac hit predictions
"In the end, there will be those who continue to sacrifice well spacing and bypassed reserves to mitigate today's fracturing challenges, and those who simply won’t have to, with the SmartFleet—the industry’s first intelligent fracturing system that gives you real-time control over fracture outcomes."
Unlike a standard fracturing fleet, the SmartFleet system is connected to the reservoir through subsurface sensing, across multiple wells, to continuously measure cluster uniformity and fracture geometry, such as height, length and azimuth. The system applies the measurements to make intelligent adjustments autonomously that improve fracture placement.
The integration of subsurface sensors and surface equipment forms a single system capable of applying near-wellbore flow results, fracture geometry results and pumping parameters to implement optimal surface control decisions that drive subsurface performance in the most efficient way.
Operators not only want to see what’s taking place downhole, they want to validate performance, of the system and the frac.
Through its live visualization platform, the SmartFleet provides a direct line of sight over onsite progress across all wells, in a single view—allowing you to monitor both real-time results and historical data for each stage.
Being connected to downhole diagnostics, the SmartFleet is continuously measuring fracture height, length, and azimuth—providing a 3D view of fracture growth in real time. With live pumping data, you will be able to monitor the automated changes the system makes, and how those changes impact cluster uniformity. Users will also be able to see, in real time, how these measurements impact fracture geometry, as well as how their fractures are interacting with offset laterals.
With the introduction of industry-first, real-time fracture commands, the SmartFleet puts the operator in the cockpit, by giving them the ability to control how they land their fracs.
Using live projections and a predicted end-state of cluster uniformity, as well as evaluating the potential for misplaced proppant, the SmartFleet provides users with live controls and recommendations so they can take action to improve fracture placement while they are pumping. The SmartFleet also provides operators with a predicted end-state of fracture geometry, so they can proactively make decisions to mitigate frac hits and manage interactions with offset wells.
Intelligent Fracturing: The Next Frontier
Real-time control while pumping is being realized through the development of intelligent automation.
At Halliburton, we are automating intelligent systems at the surface using real-time fracture measurements, to control subsurface outcomes thousands of feet below. Outcomes you can see live, in 3D, such as cluster uniformity and fracture geometry. Outcomes you can control, every stage and every well.
Since 1949, when Halliburton performed the industry’s first commercial fracturing operation, we have continued to raise the bar in fracture efficiency and performance. And this year, we will accomplish another industry first by pioneering the future of fracturing.
The future of fracturing is one that integrates insights with automated systems that intelligently adapt and respond to real-time operations—giving operators control, at the moment it matters most.
And, that future is here.
In today’s unconventional shale market, you want every stage to count, but it’s difficult to effectively manage something you can’t see or control.
In the end, there will be those who continue to sacrifice well spacing and bypassed reserves to mitigate today's fracturing challenges, and those who simply won’t have to, with the SmartFleet—the industry’s first intelligent fracturing system that gives you real-time control over fracture outcomes.
If you want every stage to count, it’s time to start seeing. It’s time to start controlling.Contact Us