The incorporation of automation and synthetic intelligence in hydraulic fracturing operations has been a key focus space for Halliburton in recent times. On the 2023 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Expertise Convention in The Woodlands, Texas, on 31 January, the corporate highlighted a current entry into its product line, the SmartFleet working system. It integrates automation and visualization of subsurface knowledge amongst a number of wells concurrently to optimize frac placement. Chatting with DC from the convention, William Rhule, Strategic Enterprise Supervisor at Halliburton, explains how SmartFleet may be mixed with one other expertise, the ExpressFiber disposable fiber cable, to offer precious real-time insights into frac operations.
Mr Rhule additionally talks about electrical fracturing (e-frac), explaining what Halliburton believes is driving e-frac’s reputation and the way automation is bettering its effectivity. The corporate showcased its Zeus electrical pumping unit on the convention.