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BREAKTHROUGH: Leading-edge Cement Performs Strong in the Field

BJ Services’ IntegraGuard™ Star spacer systems have a long history of successfully reducing lost circulation. In laboratory experiments, the system can completely block fluid flow through high-permeability media, impressively stopping fluid losses into pea-size gravel. But because many lost circulation scenarios involve fluid losses into fractures, we launched a new R&D initiative to evaluate the current IntegraGuard Star system capabilities and develop product enhancements.

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Latest Blog Posts

Using Tunable Technology to Adjust to Different Shale Play Characteristics

Jan 08, 2019

Each shale play has its own set of characteristics and presents different challenges for operators, resulting in a need for unique approaches to producing oil and natural gas. BJ Services recognizes our clients’ needs for highly efficient and cost-effective production, which we are able to meet through our innovative products such as ThinFrac™ MP—one of several products in our ThinFrac™ friction reducer family.

Veteran Spotlight: Tony Howdeshell

Nov 15, 2018

As part of our ongoing commitment to our servicemen and women, BJ Services continues to work with military installations and veterans groups in support of our ongoing recruiting efforts. Today, we spotlight one of our own team members and share how his military experience, skills and leadership abilities are transitioned into a new career.

The Human Side of Artificial Intelligence

Nov 05, 2018

Combining the predictive capability of machine learning with human creativity has the potential to spark revolutionary solutions to further unlock shale reservoirs.

Managing Risk Through Transformative Company Culture

Oct 04, 2018

We operate in a complex, high-risk environment. At BJ, we are taking a proactive approach that goes beyond standardized processes and safety programs. We are creating a culture of high reliability.

How Valuable is Tunable Technology?

Sep 18, 2018

Tunable technology is defined as fluids that allow you to adjust the chemical properties in real time, giving added efficiency and operational benefits such as increased treatment rates, lower surface HHP requirements and eliminating the need for a hydration unit on location. BJ’s ThinFrac™ high viscosity friction reducers (FR) can be fine-tuned to perform in a wide-range of operating conditions.

Complying with OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard

Jul 13, 2018

The enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Association’s regulations regarding respirable crystalline silica began June 23, including OSHA's standard for the general industry and maritime—by which BJ does comply.

Redefining Shale Fracturing Fluids

Jul 13, 2018

Dan Fu, VP of Engineering & Technology, talks about how the BJ team is continually developing fracturing fluids and other technologies to further enhance current operations and anticipate future requirements.