Halliburton wins license to run ExxonMobil’s open hole completion technique

Halliburton has been awarded an international license for ExxonMobil’s patented Non-Aqueous Fluid Gravel Packing (NAFPac) technique for gravel pack completions.

Hole stability and shale inhibition are keys to successful installation of open hole completions. Non-aqueous fluid (NAF) is often selected to optimize the drilling process, but hole stability issues can occur when displacement to brine is done prior to screen running operations.

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