HOUSTON -- Halliburton's completion and production division is launching a next-generation stimulation vessel, the Stim Star Angola, in response to operators' needs for stimulation treatments on offshore West Africa assets.
Certified for DP-2 dynamic positioning, theStim Star Angola will be capable of working in difficult sea conditions in deepwater locations at tension leg platforms, drillships, large semisubmersibles, or single wellheads, the company says. Cycle time will be minimized by the vessel's proppant, acid, and liquid additives capacity, which permits loading sufficient material for multiple treatments, reducing dock trips. Using the vessel's onboard crane and watermaker system will also reduce cycle time, the company says.
The vessel will be available by the third quarter and will be based in Soyo, Angola.
"With the newStim Star Angola stimulation vessel, operators will have cost-effective access to all phases of production stimulation including acidizing, fracturing, sand control, and conformance solutions for this developing deepwater market," says Marc Edwards, VP of production enhancement, within Halliburton's completion and production division.