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Halliburton Drilling and Formation Evaluation Technology Saves Operator Time and Money.

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 Formation Pressure Tester and Geo-Pilot(R) Slimhole drilling systems completes first run.

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) comprising the GeoTap(R) formation pressure tester, Geo-Pilot(R) 5200 Series rotary steerable system A rotary steerable system is a new form of drilling technology used in directional drilling. It employs the use of specialized downhole equipment to replace conventional directional tools such as mud motors. , and a quad combo logging-while-drilling (LWD) suite with vibration sensors. This was the first time that pressures have been taken with a 4 3/4-inch LWD formation pressure tester. Eleven pressure tests were successfully taken in 11 attempts while drilling with the slimhole GeoTap tool.

"The new 4 3/4-inch GeoTap formation pressure tester represents a milestone in the industry," said Brady Murphy, vice president, Sperry Drilling Services Sperry Drilling Services is Halliburton's division of MWD (measurement while drilling), LWD (Logging While Drilling), DD (Directional Drilling) and SDL (Surface Data Logging) tools and services. , Halliburton Drilling and Formation Evaluation Division. "For the first time, our customers can get accurate formation pressure tests in real time from a slimhole LWD package.

"We're always proud to work with Shell teams as they continue to seek opportunities to test and drive new technologies in an effort to rationalize well costs and mitigate risk," said Murphy. "Shell saw that GeoTap had the ability to eliminate the need for logging, which saved rig time and reduced the risk of losing the borehole."

Since the introduction of the GeoTap while-drilling formation pressure tester, customers have been able to save rig time and avoid the costs and risks associated with drillpipe-conveyed wireline logging. The GeoTap tester complements Halliburton's extensive slimhole drilling and formation evaluation offering, helping operators pursue deep and ultra-deep fields, develop by-passed reserves, and maximize reservoir connectivity.

Halliburton, founded in 1919, is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the petroleum and energy industries. The company serves its customers with a broad range of products and services through its Energy Services Group and KBR. Visit the company's World Wide Web site at
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Date:Nov 3, 2005
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