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perforating

[′pər·fə‚rād·iŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
Special oil-well downhole procedure to make holes in tubing walls and surrounding cement; used to allow formation oil or gas to enter the wellbore tubing, or to allow water to be forced out into the formation to cause fracturing (hydraulic fracturing).
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The new high-pressure perforating gun is an impressive addition to the company's already robust line of perforating solutions, building on its leading technologies, tools and techniques to perform in casing sizes larger than 9 5/8 inches at extremely high pressures.
Being first to market illustrates Halliburton's commitment to pushing the limits of existing completion technology by investing in innovative and dependable perforating solutions that will meet our customers' most rigorous needs today and beyond.
We are pleased to close this acquisition and initiate the integration process with Pinnacle's talented group of professionals," said Jonathan Lewis, vice president, Halliburton Wireline and Perforating Services.
The main product development and manufacturing asset located near Fort Worth, Texas, USA, was formed in June 2003 and started delivering perforating products to the market in August 2004.
Given this large flow rate, the company has suspended its test operations to place additional storage at its lease prior to perforating the up-hole Aptian formation at the interval of 1,170.
Perforating, acid fracing and production testing of the wells is scheduled to commence on Monday the 21st, 2005.
The 460-acre site now is home to the industry's most advanced perforating research laboratory, an integrated completions testing facility and custom-engineering capacity.
Expanded capabilities in perforating research and custom completion engineering capacity enhance our ability to design and test fit-for-purpose products at a rapid pace, helping to push the boundaries to develop better, more cost effective and integrated completion systems to maximize reservoir recovery," said Prasanna Venkatesan, manager, Schlumberger Reservoir Completions Center.
At an open house, more than 200 guests participated in a 90-minute tour of the three new buildings, which included an explanation of various completion techniques, such as integrated completion design, reservoir monitoring and control, subsea productivity enhancement, completion system reliability testing and new perforating techniques to maximize productivity.
The operator feels that perforating and fracing should open up the entire 104-foot pay zone for recovery.
Previously, as announced in a news release dated 12/10/02, the Company attempted to complete its 2B well by perforating the two lowest indicated pay zones but encountered large inflows of water.

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