Halliburton Company, a provider of products and services to the energy industry, has added its SentinelCem Pro cement system to its lost circulation solutions portfolio.

According to the company, the single-sack packaging enables proactive storage in offshore and remote locations.

Source: Halliburton CompanySource: Halliburton Company

Building upon its predecessor, SentinelCem Pro cement simplifies mixing operations by eliminating the need for pre-hydration of the slurry design and access to high-purity water sources. This feature reportedly facilitates more efficient rig operations with the option to direct mix the system on-the-fly or in a batch mixer.

“Lost circulation is the main contributor to costly nonproductive time (NPT) in well construction. SentinelCem Pro cement safely pumps through the bottom-hole-assembly to help customers quickly address lost circulation events and reduce NPT,” explained a spokesperson from Halliburton.

The thixotropic behavior of SentinelCem Pro cement enables the system to stay fluid while pumped into lost-circulation zones and to instantly gel when pumping stops. This feature enables the system to penetrate deep into fractures and vugular formations to mitigate costly drilling fluid loss to the formation. The system’s early compressive strength development enables a quick return to drilling operations.

For more on the SentinelCem Pro system, which joins Halliburton’s Tuned Defense cement spacer systems and BridgeMaker lost circulation material, visit the Halliburton Company website.

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