On time.
On budget. On plan.

The tight margins associated with unconventional wells demand truly exceptional efficiency. Thankfully, our highly experienced team have all the competency and knowledge you need to keep your operation on plan. Where efficiency drives can often lead to standardization – our approach is much more adaptable. Anticipating challenges and assessing the properties of each well, right down to the quality of source water, to optimize the impact of fluid systems on operational performance.

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Drive efficiencies to reduce drilling days and costs

The tight margins associated with unconventional wells demand truly exceptional efficiency. Thankfully, our highly experienced team have all the competency and knowledge you need to keep your operation on plan. Where efficiency drives can often lead to standardization – our approach is much more adaptable. Anticipating challenges and assessing the properties of each well, right down to the quality of source water, to optimize the impact of fluid systems on operational performance.

Our range of Unconventional Drilling Solutions have been engineered to combat a wide variety of conditions commonly encountered with unconventional wells. Utilizing special polymers to overcome challenges such as variable formation minerology or extended fluid contact with extreme temperatures in deep hot wellbores.

Recent unconventional drilling fluids solutions case studies

WOLFCAMP SHALE, TEXAS

11,050 ft production interval drilled in 8 days

Evolution Brine Fluid Increases Performance in Wolfcamp Laterals

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MIDLAND BASIN, WEST TEXAS

Total fluids cost reduced by 16% over traditional OBM

Evolution Water-Based Mud outperforms Oil-Based Mud and provides cost-and-time savings for operators

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Enhance pressure control and proppant
distribution

Our unconventional stimulation fluids solutions are engineered to maximize the creation of complex fracture networks and efficiently transport proppant into that network. Optimizing reservoir contact and conductivity to increase your EUR and lower costs.

Newpark’s hydraulic fracturing fluids portfolio comprises of a full line of chemical components that can be used to build efficient and non-damaging slickwater or gelled frac fluids in field waters of ranging salinities – from freshwater to extremely high Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) brines (up to 300K TDS).

Our stimulation solutions also contain high viscosity friction reducers (HVFRs) that can transport higher loadings of proppant compared to standard friction reducers (FRs) at low treatment dosages. These provide an alternative to more damaging guar based fluids.

KEY UNCONVENTIONAL STIMULATION SOLUTIONS

Hydraulic fracturing fluids

Unconventional stimulation fluids solutions case studies

SOUTH TEXAS

Newpark Fluids Systems Maintains Frictional Pressures At 120+ bbl/min

High Pumping Rates Required for Efficient Placement of Proppant into Longer Laterals Require Engineered High- Shear Resistant Friction Reducers

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WEST TEXAS

High Viscosity Friction Reducer Successfully Replaces 100 Mesh with Larger 40/70 Proppant, Leading to Higher Conductivity Fractures

Larger mesh proppants lead to higher conductivity and better production; this has spurred the need for the next evolution in High-Viscosity Friction Reducers

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Our fluids-focus and dedication to service give you a performance advantage

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Discover more about our solutions to other technical challenges

The experience and expertise to keep you one step ahead of complex requirements.

Deepwater and offshore wells

Reduce drilling time and cost. Avoid the cost of lost fluid and circulation.


Lost circulation wells wells

Don’t get caught out. Stay one step ahead of shale and HPHT issues to successfully drill critical wells.

Critical wells