Halliburton introduces new automated fracking service

By Patrick C. Miller | August 21, 2018

Halliburton Co. has unveiled its Prodigi AB hydraulic fracturing service, which the company called a first-of-its-kind technology that uses automation to improve efficiency, maximize perforation cluster performance and mitigate risks.

By automating the breakdown process of a fracturing treatment, Prodigi AB Service helps deliver better well performance. The service uses algorithmic controls and is supported by a Halliburton completion advisor who tunes the system to optimize the performance.

The Prodigi AB service is designed to improve overall efficiency, maximize the performance of perforation clusters and mitigate the risk of screen-out. The new service provides consistent design execution, better distribution of fluid across the perforated interval and improved treatment pressures and rates. The service delivers improved precision to achieve a lower cost per BOE.

Michael Segura, vice president of Halliburton’s production enhancement business line, said, “Prodigi AB Service offers a significant change in the way we are able to optimize our hydraulic fracturing operations in real-time, accelerate the learning curve to optimize well design and improve the overall consistency of our performance at the wellsite.”

Halliburton said it has successfully used the Prodigi AB Service in the Permian basin with Primexx Energy Partners. The service reduced overall treating pressures, increased consistency of the formation breakdown process and resulted in an immediate improvement in cluster efficiency.

Sam Blatt, vice president of operations for Primexx, said, “Prodigi AB Service is helping Primexx achieve our execution and production goals. The reduction in treating pressure and operational consistency is allowing us to execute treatments more efficiently and the improved cluster distribution is helping us make better wells.”