Halliburton has announced a breakthrough in water treatment that will improve the process of hydraulic fracking. The commercialization of the H20Forward service will allow customers to recycle waste streams of produced water for use in well completions.
“The H2OForward service provides a cost-effective customer solution that combines chemistry and innovative engineered technology", said James Archer, vice president of Halliburton’s Multi-Chem business line.
The new integrated service delivers technological advancements in fluid chemistry, water treatment and scale inhibition by using Halliburton’s CleanWave system to treat the water, customizing both slickwater and crosslinked fracture fluid systems to work effectively with the high-TDS produced treated water, and reducing liquid biocides with Halliburton’s CleanStream service technology.
“We believe the H2OForward service, especially the high-TDS fracture fluid formulations, is a paradigm shift that negates the use of fresh water and meets the supply chain needs of the customer,” said Walter Dale, Halliburton Global Strategic Business Manager–Water Management Solutions. “This is no longer a technical issue; this is a function of logistics. Customers can now use produced water on unconventional wells with no loss of well productivity at a net economic benefit while minimizing the overall environmental impact,”said Dale.
To date, Halliburton has completed more than 60 wells and 280 fracturing stages in the Permian and Bakken using its H2OForward services approach.