News - July 20, 2021
HartEnergy E&P – How Digitization Can Reduce Hydraulic Fracturing’s Environmental Impact
The digitization of well completions can help operators understand their emissions profile and optimize operations.
With the digitization of well completions, sensors at the wellhead provide automated data that is captured in real-time by IIOT sensor-driven software. These data, from upward of six to 10 different service companies, are formatted and time-stamped, providing an accurate, verifiable operational time series. The fully autonomous system is visible and accessible.
Efficiencies gained from this automation allow faster completions, meaning less time on the pad and a collateral reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions from those completions. For example, with a completions master control system, Hibernia was able to shave 15 days off of a four-pad program. That is a 15-day reduction in the amount of time that diesel or natural gas burning assets (i.e., fracturing pumps) are working on site. That is a quantifiable reduction in emissions. Read More