Wintershall, BJ Services pump warm frac off Holland

Wintershall Noordzee BV and BJ Services Co. used heated cross-linked fluids in a hydraulic fracturing project off the Netherlands. BJ Services performed the propped fracture treatment using the MV Vestfonn, an offshore stimulation vessel, on Well L8-A2 in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The operation took place over 3 days, with onshore support provided by BJ Services' marine base in Great Yarmouth, England.Special modificationsDuring the past 5 years, BJ Services has carried out a number of propped/acid frac stimulation services using MV Vestfonn for Wintershall/Clyde in this sector (Wintershall Nederland BV, a BASF subsidiary, acquired Clyde Netherlands BV in October 2002). This ...

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