Reveal Energy Services validates more than 2,500 hydraulic fracturing stages

Reveal Energy's pressure-based fracture maps are field-proven in more than 2,500 hydraulic fracturing stages throughout the U.S. Image: Reveal Energy Services

Reveal Energy Services has validated more than 2,500 hydraulic fracturing stages throughout the U.S. with its simple, accurate, affordable pressure-based fracture maps, the company said this week.

The technology has been successfully deployed in the Bakken, Midland, Delaware, Eagle Ford, STACK/SCOOP, Woodford and Marcellus.

The fracture maps, which are created in relevant time, show an operator the fracture half-length, height and asymmetry for validating the completion design on every well at a fraction of the cost of legacy diagnostic technologies, the company said. The maps quantify the fracture geometry so operators will know whether a stimulation treatment is producing the planned fracture dimensions.

All that is required is a pressure gauge and a bridge plug on a monitor well; hydraulic fracturing proceeds in the treatment well without downhole tools, downtime or additional crew.

"Instead of monitoring only five per cent of their wells with older technologies that are complicated, intrusive and expensive, operators can now monitor 100 per cent of their wells with our streamlined pressure-based fracture maps," Sudhendu Kashikar, Reveal Energy chief executive officer, said in a statement. "Our technology guides operators to work with factory mode consistency that increases reservoir contact."

The company's project turnaround time continues to decrease. In December, Reveal Energy announced the first near real-time DiverterSCAN technology results, which allowed an operator to quickly identify a diversion design that enhances hydraulic fracturing fluid distribution. The operator is increasing fracturing efficiency by stimulating multiple perforation clusters in its STACK/SCOOP wells, the company said.

Reveal Energy was formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Statoil Technology Invest in January 2016. The Texas-based company, which is privately held, is funded by Statoil and Lime Rock Partners.