In an unconventional completion, it is important to utilize as many of the open perforations as possible to optimize fluid and proppant placement in a formation. Data suggests that orienting all perforations along the same azimuth in the casing helps to ensure that perforations are as uniform as possible, making the treatment more effective. For high-volume, high-efficiency applications, such as orienting perforations in non-fiber-optic wells, the Halliburton Velocity Aligned gun system provides an economic option for orienting perforations in 2.5° increments around the casing circumference. This accurate and efficient system is fully adjustable at the wellsite.
No orienting subs or lock-rings
Compatible with all industry standard charges
Reduction in make-up length
Adjustable in 2.5° increments
|Velocity Aligned||Competing Systems||Benefits of Velocity Aligned Systems|
|Charge tube aligned, instead of gun carrier||Reliance on external lock rings and subs||
|Modular platform||Requires loading, assembly, and/or wiring on location||
|Optimized length and weight||Needs longer guns and additional hardware||
|Multiple perforation charge specifications||Often limited to a single perforation charge specification||
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