Developing technology in
a complex environment
Balancing production and ultimate recovery
BJ Services research & development program is key to advancing client return on investment. With
today’s relatively low commodity prices, the company’s philosophy is, that in a low-cost environment, innovation is paramount. This requires a fresh approach.
“While oilfield technology continues to advance,
the current market realities make innovation more
challenging,” says Dan Fu, Technology Director. “
Every solution must deliver greater efficiency with less
use of consumables and capital. That means that
each new decision must pair the right technology
with the right total cost benefits. It can be a delicate
balance, but one that BJ Services understands well.”
Building upon a legacy of innovative chemistry,
BJ Services conducts in-house reservoir and fluid
technology research. The technology development
laboratories have the ability to examine core cut-
tings to determine rock/fluid analytics and perform
rock mechanical property testing, fracture conduc-
tivity, as well as flow loop and cement bond testing.
The Tomball Technology Center is located at the
company’s headquarters. This 28,000 square-foot
state-of-the-art laboratory supports product development and provides technical support for hydraulic fracturing, cementing, rock mechanics, analytical
testing and equipment design.