Baker Hughes expands GoM fluids infrastructure

Baker Hughes has built full-service completion fluids plants in Fourchon, Louisiana, and Galveston, Texas.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Baker Hughes has built full-service completion fluids plants in Fourchon, Louisiana, and Galveston, Texas. With an operational capacity of over 89,000 bbl, the plants will provide a full range of capabilities and contingency requirements to service completion operations.

Both facilities include storage for clear brine fluids, as well as efficient brine recycling processes and equipment, field brine laboratory capabilities, and specialty product tanks for delivering pre-mixed additives such as wellbore displacement products. To complement the plant infrastructure, Baker Hughes has also invested in a fleet of high flow-capacity brine filtration equipment.

“Having serviced the clear brine fluids market since 2001, we are excited to increase our footprint with the addition of the plants in Fourchon and Galveston,” says Richard Williams, president of Baker Hughes’ GoM Region. “This expansion provides our client base with a single-source fluids service, and also helps us to drive synergies with several other product lines, including drilling fluids, cased-hole completions, wellbore intervention, sand control, stimulation/pumping, and our reservoir consulting group.”

08/05/2009

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