Halliburton adds frac fluid additive section to web site

Nick Snow
OGJ Washington Editor

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 16 -- Halliburton Co. has established a new section of its corporate web site devoted to hydraulic fracturing that includes information about the identity and common uses of additives in its fracing products, the oil field services company reported.

The microsite, www.halliburton.com/hydraulicfracturing, initially is limited to activities in Pennsylvania, where extensive fracing already is under way as part of Marcellus shale development, but will ultimately disclose information for every state where Halliburton’s fracture stimulation services are used, according to David Adams, vice-president of the company’s production enhancement product service line.

The new web pages describe additives and constituents that are used for several typical Pennsylvania wells, Adams explained. “We believe this effort represents an important and substantive contribution to the broader long-term imperative of transparency,” he said, adding that such frac fluid additives typically comprise less than 0.5% of the total water-and-sane-based solution.

Within the microsite’s fluids disclosure section, Halliburton has Pennsylvania Water Frac, Pennsylvania Hybrid Frac, and Northeast Foam Frac formulations. “Much of this information has been available to the public for a long way, although it tends to be hard to find and even tougher to understand,” it says. “This site aims to change that by naming the additives in our fracturing solutions, listing the constituents, and explaining some of their other, more common household and industrial uses.”

The US Environmental Protection Agency subpoenaed Halliburton to disclose its frac fluid ingredients on Nov. 9 after eight other frac fluid suppliers voluntarily supplied or committed to supply the information for the agency’s study of possible drinking water supply problems resulting from hydraulic fracturing. Halliburton responded that it had provided nearly 5,000 pages of documents to EPA as of Nov. 5.

Halliburton also announced on Nov. 15 that it is introducing a fracture fluid system comprised of materials entirely from the food service industry that will be the first of its kind. The solution will be marketed under the trade name CleanStim Formulation and be part of the company’s CleanSuite product line, Adams said.

Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com.

Related Articles

Devon, Crosstex complete merger of midstream assets

03/07/2014 Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, and Crosstex Energy LP, Dallas, have completed the merger of their midstream assets to form general partner EnLi...

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count edges down to 1,769


The US drilling rig count gave up 2 units to settle at 1,769 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 28, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

PwC: US M&A activity down in 2013 despite strong finish

02/10/2014 The US oil and gas industry finished 2013 strong when it came to mergers and acquisitions, but the late-year push to a total of 182 deals totaling ...

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count dips to 1,771


The US drilling rig count fell 14 units to 1,771 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 7, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!


Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected