HOUSTON – Halliburton has deployed its new RapidFrac completion system. The horizontal sliding sleeve completion system allows enhanced reservoir contact, said Halliburton.
The RapidFrac system uses a metering process that enables a single ball to open multiple sleeves isolated within an interval by swellable packers. Each sleeve can be tailored to specific fracture requirements along a horizontal wellbore so as to enhance post-frac production, said Halliburton. Up to 90 sleeves can be incorporated into any one horizontal completion.
By facilitating continuous pumping, the RapidFrac system reduces stimulation cycle time from days to hours and reduces the volume of water consumed.
"The RapidFrac system allows operators to optimize completion design, reduce operational risk, and materially reduce the time to first hydrocarbons," said Marc Edwards, senior vice president, Halliburton Completion and Production Division. "This technology also enables Halliburton to increase the utilization of its unconventional asset fleet."