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.
Drive efficiencies to reduce drilling days and costs
Our range of unconventional drilling solutions has been engineered to combat a wide variety of conditions commonly encountered with unconventional wells. Utilizing special polymers to overcome challenges such as variable formation mineralogy or extended fluid contact with extreme temperatures in deep hot wellbores.
Breaking drilling records and reducing impact
Learn how we delivered sustainability in our co-authored paper with the Kaiser-Francis Oil Company on ‘New Records of Drilling & Environmental Performance Achieved in Delaware Basin Wolfcamp Horizontals Utilizing a Novel High-Performance Water-Based Fluid.
Recent unconventional drilling fluids solutions case studies
Permian, West Texas
Switch to WBM saves over 5 days of drilling time and $80k in costs
Nviros HPWBM delivers significant drilling, operational and sustainability advantages compared to OBM
Brazos River, West Texas
Cost-per-lateral-foot reduced by 63%
Nviros HPWBM delivers the highest step-out ratio wells in Texas and reduces costs by over $100k
Wolfcamp Shale, Texas
11,050 ft production interval drilled in 8 days
Evolution Brine Fluid Increases Performance in Wolfcamp Laterals
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.
Unconventional stimulation fluids solutions case studies
Permian, West Texas
Freshwater consumption reduced. 50% Increase In Anticipated Production.
Transition brine-tolerant HVFRs enable produced water use in frac operations with high pump rates and viscosity
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
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
Our fluids-focus and dedication to service give you a performance advantageMore on Newpark Service Advantage
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