Shale

Unlock hydrocarbon sweet spots

Shale reservoirs are characterized by a fine grain sand and consolidated organic matter that creates thin, relatively impermeable layers. Hydraulic fracturing can effectively penetrate these layers and unlock hydrocarbon sweet spots.  Properly optimizing the completion design can enhance stimulation effectiveness, improve operational efficiencies and minimize environmental impacts.

BJ Services understands the geomechanical effects of fracturing in complex fracture networks and can assist in designing the optimal stimulation program.  Our broad selection of fracturing fluids and additives improve proppant transport, reduce formation damage and optimize fracture conductivity.  Furthermore, we offer specially designed fluids that maximize production and recovery while reducing proppant consumption, minimize freshwater use and reduce environmental impact.