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
Blockchain in Bakken “North Dakota” oilfield
In a bid to lower administrative costs in their field operations while also reducing payment disputes and chances for fraud,
The OOC Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium, whose members include Chevron Corp, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corp, Equinor and Royal Dutch Shell, among others, has awarded a contract to Data Gumbo to pilot the technology for water handling services in the Bakken shale field in North Dakota. READ MORE – www.reuters.com
How will this change things in North Dakota? By allowing companies to share information and create contracts easily and securely, saving time, money and resources.
Next Level Fracking? or A Bridge Too Far?
China has a radical idiea to extract its enormous gas reserves.
A team of nuclear weapons scientists led by Professor Zhang Yongming from the State Key Laboratory of Controlled Shock Waves at Xian Jiaotong University in Shaanxi province, released details of a new “energy rod” that has the power to plumb depths never before thought possible.
China has the world largest shale gas reserves according to the EIA, China has about 31.6 trillion cubic meters in shale gas reserves according to the 2015 figures from the US Energy Information Administration, or twice as much as the United States and Australia combined.
HT TO scmp.com