Halliburton has expanded its Advanced Perforating Flow Laboratory at the company's Jet Research Center in Alvarado, Texas, in order to better meet the oil and gas industry's challenges of perforating and fracturing wells in increasingly challenging environments.
The expanded facility allows Halliburton to provide 'real world' answers for its customers and their oilfield perforation needs. Oilfield perforation is a technique used to create a flow path from the reservoir into the wellbore using a shaped charge perforator.
The charge, when detonated, penetrates the steel-cased wellbore and allows trapped hydrocarbons within the reservoir to then flow into the wellbore and up to the surface.
Construction on the Advanced Perforating Flow Laboratory began in 2010 and was completed in the first half of this year. The original flow lab has been operating for 12 years, and more than 650 tests have been conducted for our customers, said Dave Topping, vice president of Halliburton’s Wireline and Perforating business line.
The decision was made to expand following two years of discussions, during which time Halliburton officials realized the need for a step-change in technology because of the new, challenging environments in which industry was operating, such as high pressure/high temperature wells, Topping told Rigzone.Read more at the link.