A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using a combination of neutron and x-ray scattering to make hydraulic fracturing safer and more efficient. They want to improve fracking, by blasting well surfaces, or bores, with acoustic energy, which would enhance the ability of fracking to penetrate fractures in wells and drastically reduce the amounts of water and chemicals needed. – northamericanshalemagazine.com
This is not the first time we have heard of a game changing idea, RocketFrac Services Ltd a highly-driven Canadian company focused on the development of innovative well stimulation tools. RocketFrac has designed a break-through fracing technology allowing for economically efficient and environmentally friendly oil and gas recovery without the need for water or proppant. – fracnews.com
Are the Days of large footprint frac fleets numbered? Currently fracking is the highest cost of oil recovery , higher than drilling. It makes sense that big oil is looking for cost cuts in the frac stimulation, aka completions. Time to look for another job?
A flare alternative that also evaporates flowback and produced water.
Hydroflare is a the latest from HYDROZONIX. It is a flare alternative that also evaporates flowback and produced water (fracked wate0. Do you have remote wells where gas gathering is difficult or not cost effective? These types of wells usually have higher produced water disposal costs. What if you could use field gas from your remote well to evaporate produced water. Well now you can.
www.hydrozonix.com), employs an enclosed flare to destroy the well offgases and harvests the resulting energy to evaporate wastewater. According to Mike Pawlowski, senior technical sales manager at Ship & Shore Environmental, this the first technology available to the hydraulic fracturing market for onsite evaporation of produced water. The process — called Hydroflare — works by connecting the source of well offgases to an enclosed flare burner. “The resultant heat from the flare is passed to a tower or stack, which includes spray nozzles to mist the produced water into the high-temperature discharge of the burner section,”
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Hunting’s H-2 cluster gun packs higher charge performance in a shorter footprint than any other perforating system
Hunting Energy Services, a subsidiary of Hunting PLC, the international energy services company, has announced it has developed the shortest plug-and-play, perforating gun system capable of firing up to four shots per 7.5 in. cluster.
The H-2 Perforating SystemTM features EQUAfrac® shaped charges in a single plane configuration, creating the shortest gun length on the market. H-2 simplifies loading and arming by utilizing proprietary charge puck and Shorty ControlFire® cartridge technology to eliminate detonating cord.
The H-2 system is ideal for high gun per stage operations and scenarios where rig up length is limited. H-2 will be available in a 3 1/8-in. gun diameter, which is an optimal size for well completions with 4 ½-in. and 5 ½-inch casing.
The Shorty ControlFire cartridge improves upon proven technology by housing the ControlFire switch, detonator and pressure bulkhead in a convenient, wireless package that is now more efficient. This eliminates the need for tandem subs and shortens the overall tool string.
The Shorty ControlFire cartridge also eliminates the need for wiring and contains the industry-leading ControlFire switch. The ControlFire switch has a success rate of 99.999% over 3 million runs and allows for up to 100 guns per run.
Does not require detonating cord
Utilizes Shorty ControlFire® Cartridge
Utilizes charge puck for gun loading
No tandem subs or ports
Shortest footprint available
Simple gun loading and arming
Reduces seal points
Maximum shot to length ratio
Capable of over 100 guns per run