Halliburton has launched ExpressFiber, a single-use fibre optic cable that provides correct, direct subsurface measurements, together with cross-well communication, at a worth level that allows fracture monitoring on each effectively pad
Understanding and optimising effectively and fracture interference is a big problem that operators face at present. ExpressFiber makes use of distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) to accumulate a direct measurement of micro seismic, pressure, and temperature not like different cross-well monitoring strategies that present oblique estimates.
ExpressFiber, paired with Halliburton’s clever fracturing and subsurface monitoring providers, supplies real-time actionable insights of fracture progress and effectively interference, permitting operators to enhance completions designs and achieve general capital effectivity. It may be pumped downhole in offset wells inside a few hours, and could be put in any time earlier than or in the course of the fracturing operation. ExpressFiber is designed to resist downhole circumstances at some point of the stimulation therapy earlier than degrading, and has no influence to subsequent fracturing operations in offset wellbores.
“In relation to direct measurement of the subsurface, fibre is probably the most direct and trusted sensor of alternative, however historically it has been costly and complicated to put in,” stated Michael Segura, vice-president of manufacturing enhancement.
“Our modern fibre portfolio transforms fracture monitoring from an software reserved for science wells to a routine resolution for normal use on extra wells throughout your asset.”