TORRENT Frac-pack Solution Creates, Preserves High-conductivity Fractures

Enhanced stimulation and proactive flow assurance improve ultimate recovery

HOUSTON – (October 27, 2014) – Baker Hughes announced today the commercial release of its TORRENT™ frac-pack solution, which helps operators improve ultimate recovery by creating and maintaining large, high-conductivity fractures to maximize reservoir contact and increase drainage. Each TORRENT solution is designed with the customer and executed according to the potential of the respective reservoir, and takes advantage of Baker Hughes’ expertise and technology portfolio in sand control and pressure pumping. The result is more reliable and effective delivery of an optimal treatment program for the reservoir—regardless of required proppant volumes or pump rates.

Modeling the ideal stimulation program and engineering the fluid design to match reservoir characteristics is the initial part of the process. The stimulation program is then executed using the versatile SC-XP™ frac-pack platform and an advanced stimulation vessel. SpectraStar™ fracturing fluid, which features proprietary organoborate crosslinker and breaker technology, offers superior shear recovery at extreme pump rates, and is used for effective proppant transport, breaking cleanly and completely for maximum regain conductivity.

Remote monitoring and analysis help deliver the treatment according to plan, and provide the insight needed to make on-the-fly adjustments to obtain an optimized stimulation program. Fines stabilization technology and Sorb™ Ultra solid inhibitors provide proactive flow assurance to maintain planned optimal production rates, while reducing or even eliminating interventions.

The frac-pack offering is the second of the TORRENT high-performance gravel- and frac-pack solutions designed to increase operational efficiency and reliability, and to boost recovery.

About Baker Hughes:

Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company's 61,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport, and process hydrocarbon resources.

TORRENT Frac-Pack Solution

Don't let the limitations of others' technology restrict your frac-pack design—let the reservoir dictate the stimulation program that will unlock its full potential.

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