Halliburton Company has introduced the RockJet family of reservoir-optimised shaped charges for the optimisation of downhole performance.
The RockJet family of charges was developed at the Advanced Perforating Flow Laboratory at the Halliburton Jet Research Centre using real rock under downhole conditions, and are the first charges to be certified using the American Petroleum Institute’s new perforation witnessed test protocol.
The charges allow for operators to enhance well productivity by providing optimum reservoir connectivity through deeper formation penetration and a larger perforation tunnel diameter downhole. They help increase production and improve well productivity by improving reservoir contact through deep and clean tunnels which extend beyond the damage zone.
When tested at downhole conditions, the RockJet charges delivered 22% higher penetration and an 83% increase in area open to flow.
Chris Tevis, Vice President of Wireline and Perforating services, Halliburton, said, “The RockJet family demonstrates our commitment to develop innovative technologies that drive increased production for our customers. In the perforating business, optimising penetration depth and flow area is the key.
“A lot of companies may have charges that are tested on the surface, but how they perform in downhole conditions is difficult to prove. By following the API’s new test protocol, we can provide our customers with confidence that the RockJet charges, custom engineered at JRC’s Advanced Perforating Flow Lab, will perform downhole.”