Schlumberger sets up stimulation technology 'platform'
Monday, June 11, 2012
Schlumberger has packaged together a range of well stimulation pumping equipment, technology and techniques together, to form a "platform", which it calls "SPARK".
'We are supporting our customers by coupling our proprietary fluid systems, blending equipment and engineering expertise with non-Schlumberger pumping units,' said Dominique Malard, president, Schlumberger Well Services.
'This initiative will leverage high-pressure pumping equipment provided by third-party services, vertically integrated customers or service contractors, to offer new options for stimulation applications.'
It includes the "HiWAY" flow channel hydraulic fracturing service to create high conductivity channels for hydrocarbon flow.
Also the "OpenFRAC" family of fluid additive systems to provide high performance, with full disclosure being made of the contents of the fluid, to meet regulatory and environmentalist demands.
Also the "ClearFRAC" polymer-free fracturing fluid for greater fracturing efficiency with less reservoir damage when compared to conventional systems.
The suite of products has already been used by a (name not disclosed) South Texas oil and gas operator, working in the Eagle Ford formation, Schlumberger says.
The operator owned its his own fleet of fracking equipment and had his own crew, which he wanted to combine with Schlumberger's "HiWAY" channel fracturing service.