Frac-pack records set in gulf

A dynamically positioned stimulation vessel (DPSV) allows fracturing operations to continue under harsh weather conditions (Fig. 1).Click here to enlarge imageTwo frac-pack jobs set new treatment size records in the Gulf of Mexico according to Halliburton Energy Services Inc. The jobs, pumped from a dynamically positioned stimulation vessel (DPSV), included an advanced frac-pack system (AFS) that consists of a low-guar, borate-crosslinked fracturing fluid mixed from seawater and gel.Halliburton says in the first job, the fracturing crew pumped a frac-pack job with a low-polymer fluid. Seawater was used as the base for the fracturing fluid, and the system was applied on the fly. The job ...

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