Halliburton has made fiber a practical option for routine fracture monitoring, so you can benefit from actionable insights on more wells across your asset.
Trying to understand what’s happening downhole while fracturing is complicated. The solution shouldn’t be. At Halliburton, we have simplified fiber installation by engineering out unnecessary complexity and cost for a more practical fracture monitoring solution that complements your well factory approach.
We have reduced fiber installation from an average of six months down to two weeks—making fiber more manageable and easier to incorporate into your overall fracture design. By reengineering our downhole equipment to fit standard North America wellbores and hole sizes, Halliburton has eliminated undesired wellbore changes, such as requiring a larger hole, which impacts drilling schedules and prolongs planning cycles. This step-change in traditional fiber installation provides a means to easily incorporate fracture monitoring without disrupting your factory-mode approach.
In simplifying the complex design process, we have engineered $600,000 in indirect costs out of the installation process—making fiber an affordable option for fracture monitoring. By eliminating the need for a larger hole, we have reduced cost of ownership by at least $200,000. We have also incorporated FIBERSIGHT® Map fiber locating sensors which eliminate the cost and risk associated with an additional mapping run.
By standardizing our equipment, we now hold inventory. This allows Halliburton to provide fiber optic fracture monitoring services to customers in merely two weeks, compared to the three-month lead-time our competitors require.
For fiber to truly be practical, terabytes of data must be put to practical use. Our processing and visualization transforms traditional fiber optic data into real-time actionable insights that drive business-relevant answers, such as understanding where your proppant is going and whether you’re interacting with another well.