Halliburton introduces Illusion® frack plug

Halliburton’s Completion Tools business line, a long-standing industry leader in total composite plug technology, today introduced the Illusion® frack plug, the only fully dissolvable frack plug on the market. The new high-performance, 10 000 psi rated product shortens the time to production by eliminating the need to mill out plugs after fracturing, saving time and money for operators.

The Illusion frac plug revolutionises plug-and-perf completions for fracturing in unconventional markets. Plugs can be installed at any position in the wellbore to enable optimal placement of perforations for improved fracturing, without prepositioned locator subs or other equipment that remains in the wellbore post-frack.  Illusion frack plugs dissolve completely to leave an unrestricted bore for production, and since no intervention is required to clean the wellbore after the frack, risk is reduced and production may be brought on sooner to improve the net present value (NPV) of the asset.

Artie Burke, vice president of Completion Tools said, “We have successfully run Illusion plugs for our customers in the Eagle Ford, Bakken, and Woodford shale plays.  This is a truly game-changing technology for the industry.  We’re excited to bring this next-generation product to the market that will reduce risk, allow production to commence sooner and improve the overall cash flow for our customers.” 


Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

Published on 16/06/2015


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