Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With over 70,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in over 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field.
The Halliburton Team
Halliburton will be working with the group utilizing our CoreVault™ technology. The aim is to improve their CoreVault technology (which is being tested commercially) to extract samples that are maintained at formation conditions. This novel sampling technology is needed because it allows us to maintain the fluid within the rock samples (currently it is estimated that up to 70% of the fluids are lost during sample extraction). We aim at extracting the shale samples while keeping them at formation temperature (T), pressure (P), fluid composition (X), and testing them (WP03) varying T, P, and X to quantify how such parameters affect the objectives of Figure 1 and the research flow shown in Figure 3. We will explore how the CoreVault technology can be further improved to allow down-hole sampling of shale rock and fluids.