Halliburton deploys SmartFleet fractures in the Midland Basin

Hydraulic fractures, combined with horizontal drilling, have opened up millions of barrels of permeability in the Permian Basin over the decades.

At the same time, the pressure indicators that provide fractional services are improving the efficiency and working to develop the technology that provides those services economically. To do this, they are turning to smart automation and visual acuity.

Holiburnton recently announced the launch of SmartFleet Intelligence with its Midland Basin CEO. The company has used SmartFleet for other operators in Permania and plans to deploy the system in Permian and other production pools soon.

Chevron recently discussed opening a central drilling support center to improve efficiency in its excavation work.

“Automated decision-making will have an impact on future finishes,” Eric Holley, production manager, Smart Fleet, told Reporter-Telegram in an interview with Holiburton. “The automation industry plays a big role in how it works, and our efforts are leading the industry in that direction,” he said.

According to Holly, the system is built around two key benefits.

“First, the ability to view and measure fracture classifications during pumping, and deliver those measurements in real time is to enable better decision-making. The second half of the SmartFleet pump is automatic when the pump is operated. This is really about making a consistent decision at each and every level. This consistent breakdown placement and automation measures during pump operation allow operators to be more confident in decision-making to improve asset performance.

He added that operators will gain more confidence by working more efficiently, which means increasing platform length, reducing pump time and fluid usage.

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