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Gravel-or frac-pack, production, and permanent packers

A wide selection of packers is available for gravel or frac packing, together with a range of production or permanent packers. Consult your local Schlumberger representative or contact us to identify the most suitable type and size of packer for your application.

QUANTUM packer

Hydraulically set, retrievable sealbore packer specifically designed for single-trip production gravel packing in vertical, deviated, and horizontal wells; available in standard- and large-bore configurations.


HPHT version of the QUANTUM packer, also suitable as a standalone production or drillstem test (DST) packer.

QUANTUM MAX Gravel-Pack System Helps Increase Gas Production by 45%

BP needed well completions capable of delivering up to 400 MMcf/d of gas from each of three wells offshore Trinidad without sand production or further intervention. At the high production rates planned, any solids production could damage downhole and surface equipment.
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QUANTUM MultiPort (QMP) packer

Hydraulically set retrievable packer particularly suited for bypass applications; allows onsite feed-through and connection of electric and hydraulic conduits, such as those required by surface-controlled subsurface flow-control valves and tubing-mounted reservoir monitoring equipment.


Hydraulically set, retrievable sealbore packer for gravel packing, designed to be run and set with the production string.

QUANTUM HSB stepbore packer

Hydraulically set, retrievable, single-trip gravel-pack production packer that features a dual-bore configuration and provides a sealbore with full tubing ID; ideal for high-rate production and multiple completion options or zones, including single-selective and dual completions.

MZ-Xpress isolation packer

Hydraulically set retrievable packer for cased hole, single-trip, multizone gravel and frac packing; available in a modular design that allows flexible configurations—single- or dual-element; optional anchor for higher-pressure applications.

MZ Alternate Path multizone packer

Cup-type packer available with a range of full tubing or sealbore IDs and Alternate Path shunt tubes extending through; used as part of the screen assembly to isolate closely spaced reservoir intervals, slow water encroachment, and perform single-trip frac- and gravel-pack treatments over multiple intervals.

MZIV Alternate Path multizone isolation valve packer

Similar to the MZ Alternate Path multizone packer with the addition of isolation valves to minimize fluid communication through the shunt tubes after gravel packing is complete.

Hydro-6 production packer

Hydraulically set, compact, reliable, single-string, retrievable packer ideal for deviated wells, multipacker completions, and applications where the packer is set after the wellhead is installed.

Hydro-8 production packer

Compact, large-bore, hydrostatically set, double-grip, retrievable production packer suitable for applications such as single-zone isolation, multiple-string hookups, and selective multizone production and stimulation.

Omegamatic long-stroke packer

Fullbore, double-grip, compression-set packer that can hold pressure from above and below; suitable where tubing rotation is restricted or impossible; used for squeeze cementing, acidizing, fracturing, or testing.

QL permanent packer

Field-proven permanent sealbore packer designed for risk-free and fast running on wireline or with a hydraulic setting tool on drillpipe or tubing; used as a production, gravel-pack, or sump packer.

QLHB permanent packer

Stepped-bore version of the QL packer, featuring a large upper sealbore.

QLH hydraulic-set permanent packer

Field-proven permanent sealbore packer designed for reliable and fast installation in production wells; equipped with integral setting cylinder located below the bottom slips providing the force needed to set the packer.

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Engineering Study of Packers in Underbalanced Perforating

Proper engineering design enables dynamic underbalanced perforation, minimizing forces acting on the packer, preventing major mechanical failures, and ensuring the job stays within operational limits. Read technical paper