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The increasing Importance of Perforation Technology & Use of a Perforation Toolbox
The shale revolution has come about due to two enabling technologies: horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing. More recently there has been an increasing emphasis on research into perforations and the role they play in proppant transport, fracture initiation and subsequent proppant placement.
GEODynamics has introduced its advanced VaporGun perforating system, a versatile, addressable switch-ready, portless solution that provides high levels of precision and reliability. VaporGun’s open architecture design allows engineering teams to plan and complete multi-stage plug and perf operations more safely, precisely, and cost-effectively, according to John Hardesty, vice president of perforating at GEODynamics.
GEODynamics, the global technology and manufacturing leader in perforating, downhole completion, intervention, and wireline-conveyed solutions, has added two new V.P.'s to its leadership team. John Berner is the new V.P. of manufacturing and Brian Hurst is the new V.P. of electro-mechanical.
GEODynamics, Inc. introduces the new patented HELLFire perforating system, a revolutionary solution that allows the oil and gas industry to more effectively complete multi-stage plug-and-perf operations. At 9.5-in total length per cluster, the short-bodied system eliminates tool string length and delivers more clusters per stage. Increasing cluster count per stage will make better wells, as differences due to same stage formation variation are mitigated.
ISOLOC perforating systems are used to establish communication between two or more strings of tubing or casing. The systems greatly improve cement plugging, squeeze and circulation operations with controlled damage to the secondary or tertiary string. Perforating for remedial cementing operations without damaging the outer strings of casing is an essential element to efficient plug and abandonment (P&A) and well circulation operations.
Oil States International, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GEODynamics, Inc., a provider of oil and gas perforation systems and downhole tools in support of completion, intervention, wireline and well abandonment operations. GEODynamics is being acquired from funds managed by Lime Rock Partners, members of its management team and other investors.
Leading international oilfield services company, Expro, has launched a new extreme high pressure tubing conveyed perforating (TCP) gun system, delivering the largest perforation hole area available for frac and gravel pack completions.
GEODynamics, Inc. announced today it finalized payments of all future royalties to QinetiQ Group, PLC toward the portfolio of U.S. and international patents related to reactive oil and gas well perforating. GEODynamics now owns its entire reactive portfolio unencumbered.
GEODynamics Inc.’s Engineered Perforating Solutions Division has begun field-testing the latest addition to its family of “Multi-Stage Plug and Perf” products, a press release stated.