Specific Challenge

Market dominated by competitors conventional systems


Middle East



  • Market dominated by competitors conventional systems
  • Demanding environment


  • VersaFlex® and XtremeGrip® expandable liner hangers


  • More than 1,000 successful liner hanger installations since 2007
  • First 9 5/8 x 13 3/8 and 9 5/8 x 11 3/4-inch XtremeGrip system with mating tieback seal assembly
  • Numerous managed pressure drilling applications
  • Longest lateral drilled within the region
  • Increasing job count, market share and operator confidence


In November 2007, Halliburton ran its first VersaFlex® expandable liner hanger system for a major operator in the Middle East. Additional opportunities followed, and by year-end 2022, the number of VersaFlex and XtremeGrip® expandable liner hanger jobs for that operator exceeded 1,000 installations. Throughout this successful run history, Halliburton provided improved tool designs to meet operator expectations and evolving requirements while maintaining the highest levels of service quality across a broad array of applications. 


This critical project was the first performed by the operator in the country’s offshore sector. The offshore exploratory well targeted reservoirs in high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) sour-gas formations. The liner hanger system design had to account for the harsh environment and fluid loss concerns during liner deployment to help ensure operation success.


Halliburton proposed an 11 3/4 × 13 5/8-inch XtremeGrip liner hanger system, which provides field-proven, reliable performance in elevated pressures and temperatures. Its clean-form, simple design with a smooth radial flow path allows for an unrestricted bypass area, reducing equivalent circulating densities (ECDs) and potential fluid losses.




issues reaching target depth


asset value


During the journey to 1,000 installations, the local Halliburton team completed numerous managed pressure drilling applications and installation of some of the longest laterals drilled in the region. In 2020, the team designed a well installation that included two liner hanger systems and deployed the region’s first 9 5/8 x 13 3/8-inch XtremeGrip® liner hanger and 9 5/8 x 11 3/4-inch XtremeGrip liner hanger and tieback system. Both systems reached target depth with zero issues and provided the loss zone isolation necessary to achieve the operator’s objectives and enable drilling farther into the production zone.

With onshore and offshore activity in the region expected to increase, growing demand for both expandable and conventional liner hanger systems is also expected. As such, the local Halliburton team deployed the first drop-off systems from the MatchSet® conventional liner hanger portfolio, which replaced the system provided by a competitor, further increasing operator confidence in the Halliburton product line. 

Listening to the operator’s challenges, collaborating closely and developing innovative solutions delivered with excellent service quality helped increase operational efficiency and maximize asset value.


XtremeGrip expandable liner hanger systems

Taking the standard VersaFlex liner hanger to the next level

High-performance metal-to-metal sealing technology ideal for complex deepwater wells and ultra-high temperatures for geothermal applications.

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VersaFlex Xtreme Grip tool model

VersaFlex® Expandable Liner Hanger System

Field-proven, total system approach to liner installations

The industry’s first fully engineered ELH system designed for use in land, offshore and deepwater applications. 

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3D model of the VersaFlex Liner Hanger tool

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