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Advanced flowback services

Maintain the fracture–wellbore connection in the secure operating envelope

AvantGuard advanced flowback services optimize your well’s performance from poststimulation operations through production. Ongoing, real-time monitoring ensures the well is being operated within a secure operating envelope (SOE)—protecting both the hydraulic fractures and your ROI during the lifetime of the well.

The SOE identifies the operational parameters that preserve the connection between hydraulic fractures and the wellbore. The operational parameters are defined from real-time pressure and production data, including solids production monitoring. This advanced characterization of well performance also defines an optimal choke management strategy for productivity in both conventional and unconventional wells.

Operating within the secure operating envelope ensures connection to the reservoir is continuously maintained.
Operating within the secure operating envelope ensures connection to the reservoir is continuously maintained.

Integrate modeling, monitoring, and control to optimize your fractured wells’ productivity.

AvantGuard services continuously monitored sand production (orange) and the liquid rate (blue) to determine that the flow rate limit for maintaining proppant pack stability was 2,000 bbl/d.
AvantGuard services continuously monitored sand production (orange) and the liquid rate (blue) to determine that the flow rate limit for maintaining proppant pack stability was 2,000 bbl/d.

Minimize proppant flowback and solids production

Solids production and the liquid flow rate are measured using the Vx Spectra surface multiphase flowmeter, which accurately captures multiphase flow dynamics in any flow regime for all fluid and solid types. This continuous data is analyzed in real time by AvantGuard services to implement a predictive flowback strategy based on effective choke management.

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