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Hydraulic Fracturing Techbook 2018

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12 | August 2018 | hartenergy.com HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: KEY PLAYERS One of the latest additions to the company's fractur- ing fluids offering is its ThinFrac MP friction reducer, which enhances proppant transport. This co-polymer provides rapid hydration, developing instantaneous viscosity, reducing pipe friction pressure and delivering the proppant when and where it is needed, according to the company. "The key breakthrough of the polymer is the precision breaking at engineered oxidizable link- ages along its backbone, allowing for a clean, efficient break with little to no formation or proppant pack damage," according to the company. In addition, to ensure efficient wellsite delivery, the company has redesigned its blender to handle the increasing demands of longer laterals and higher vol- umes and support more advanced health and safety requirements. The redesign specifically addresses and eliminates problematic components throughout the mixing system. For example, the simplified piping minimizes erosion and allows more efficient flow, the company said. Additionally, the blender tub has been engineered for ease of access to enable planned maintenance at the company's manufacturing centers and onsite routine component cleaning. The new mixing system pumped more than 215 MMlb of sand without experiencing any mixing system downtime over six months in the Permian Basin. C&J Energy Services C&J Energy Services offers a vertically integrated suite of services involved across the life cycle of the well. Services include fracturing, wireline, coiled tubing, cementing, rig services, fluids management services and other special wellsite services. In addi- tion to conventional operations, the company's ser- vices are designed to handle technically demanding reservoir challenges. C&J's conventional and unconventional reservoir experience, combined with in-house research and technology capabilities, enables the company to offer a range of stimulation and restimulation techniques. These include a proprietary LateralScience engineered completion method as well as other reservoir stim- ulation services designed to help regain production and increase well recovery.

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