Halliburton introduces dissolvable frac plug

Halliburton plugHalliburton has launched industry’s first and only fully dissolvable frac plug — Illusion

The new high-performance, 10,000 psi rated product shortens the time to production by eliminating the need to mill out plugs after fracturing, saving time and money for oil and gas operators, according to the company.

The plugs can be installed at any position in the wellbore to enable optimal placement of perforations for improved fracturing, without prepositioned locator subs or other equipment that remains in the wellbore post-frac.

Illusion frac plugs dissolve completely to leave an unrestricted bore for production, and since no intervention is required to clean the wellbore after the frac, risk is reduced and production may be brought on sooner to improve the net present value (NPV) of the asset.

Artie Burke, vice-president of Halliburton’s Completion Tools business line said, “We have successfully run Illusion plugs for our customers in the Eagle Ford, Bakken, and Woodford shale plays. This is a truly game-changing technology for the industry.

“We are excited to bring this next-generation product to the market that will reduce risk, allow production to commence sooner and improve the overall cash flow for our customers.”

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