Wireline Pumpdown Perforating Services | Schlumberger

Wireline Pumpdown Perforating Services

Efficient, fit-for-basin operations that maximize your connection to the reservoir

Top Technology
Choose best-in-class technologies to suit your preferences and economics.
Experienced Crews
Trust our competent, experienced perforating crews and service supervisors with >300,000 stages perforated since 2010.
Reliable Results
Expect more efficient wireline perforating operations, more stages per day, and less NPT.

Improve wellsite efficiency while optimizing your reservoir connection

OneStim wireline pumpdown perforating (PDP) services deliver industry-leading efficiency in North America with experienced wellsite teams using the broad range of technologies you need for your unconventional wells. Our people, technology, and efficient practices help you maximize ROI.

Our connection to Schlumberger gives US and Canada operators ready access to top technologies such as the robust StreamLINE polymer-locked wireline cable, shaped charges, oriented perforating technology, and the latest in stimulation perforating systems—including the prebuilt, modular Fractal Flex multistage stimulation perforating system. But we're just as efficient and effective when using technologies from alternative suppliers.

Choose pumpdown perforating for multistage stimulation in unconventional wells

Pumpdown perforating is a wireline-conveyed method of completing horizontal wells. Fluid pumped from surface is used to convey a plug and perforating guns to a desired depth, where the plug is set and guns are fired, creating tunnels through the casing and cement and into the formation. The perforations provide reservoir access for subsequent fracturing operations.

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Our superior crew training program helps you reduce NPT and start producing sooner.
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Ensure your wireline services work hand-in-hand with fracturing operations

Pumpdown perforating is generally performed in conjunction with fracturing services. After each fracturing operation, a plug and perforating guns are lowered into the well and pumped down to isolate the completed stage and prepare the next stage for fracturing. This process is repeated until all stages in the well have been completed according to the well design.

Operations may be performed on a single well, or they may alternate between two or more wells on a pad. Seamless transition between perforating and fracturing operations is crucial for efficient operations.

In addition to multistage perforating, other wireline perforating services include toe preparation, tractor conveyance, and logging.

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OneStim wireline pumpdown perforating crews operate in all the major oil and gas basins of North America.

Our focus on North America makes us agile and able to make fit-for-basin decisions that combine the best technology, most experienced crews, and efficient practices to maximize your ROI.

West Texas

Wireline perforating in the Permian, Midland, and Delaware Basins of West Texas and southern New Mexico.

Experience in all well conditions, including high-temperature and high-pressure environments
Midland, TX, regional gun shop delivers assembled gun strings from a controlled environment direct to location

Fit-for-basin technologies and experienced crews

Schlumberger has served West Texas and New Mexico for more than 40 years. We have vast local experience with operations in the Permian Basin and have developed numerous best practices to deal with the unique challenges of working in West Texas.

Contact us for your wireline pumpdown perforating and toe-prep needs.

South Texas

Wireline perforating in the Eagle Ford Shale in central and southern Texas.

Pleasanton, TX, regional gun shop delivers assembled gun strings from a controlled environment direct to location
Conveyance technologies designed for the challenges of extended laterals and deep kickoff points
Experience in all well conditions, including high-temperature and high-pressure environments

Fit-for-basin technologies and experienced crews

Schlumberger has served the South Texas region for more than 50 years, starting in Laredo and expanding into a regional base in Pleasanton. We have vast local experience with operations in the Eagle Ford Shale and have developed numerous best practices to deal with the unique challenges of working in its HPHT environments and long horizontals. In addition to providing standard services, we can create unique solutions for our customers to optimize operations on location.

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BHP Billiton deploys 467 Fractal system guns with 99.1% reliability
Fractal multistage stimulation perforating system provides unmatched safety and efficiency in the Eagle Ford Shale
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East Texas

Wireline perforating in the Haynesville Shale of eastern Texas and western Louisiana

Shreveport, LA, regional gun shop delivers assembled gun strings from a controlled environment direct to location
Experience in all well conditions, including extreme high-temperature and high-pressure environments

Fit-for-basin technologies and experienced crews

Schlumberger has served Louisiana and the East Texas region for more than 90 years. We have vast local experience with operations in the Haynesville Shale and have developed numerous best practices to deal with the unique challenges of working in its extreme high-pressure, high-temperature environments . We consider the health and safety of everyone involved in our operational best practices.

Using the extensive knowledge base from our experienced local operators as well as strong sharing and support from our nationwide team, we provide the highest level of service quality in the toughest environment.

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Midcontinent

Wireline perforating in the SCOOP, STACK, Granite Wash, and Anadarko Basins and Woodford Shale of Oklahoma and North Texas

El Reno, OK, regional gun shop delivers assembled gun strings from a controlled environment direct to location

Fit-for-basin technologies and experienced crews

Schlumberger has operated in Oklahoma and North Texas for more than 50 years, including 15 as one of the first providers of pumpdown perforating for horizontal wells. We have developed unique best practices for the basins of this region to enable highly efficient operations our customers expect.

We strive to raise the bar with exceptional service quality, supported by the most reliable equipment and technology.

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Northeast

Wireline perforating in the Marcellus and Utica Shales of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio

Weston, WV, regional gun shop delivers assembled gun strings from a controlled environment direct to location

Fit-for-basin technologies and experienced crews

Schlumberger has served the Northeast region of the US for more than 90 years. Our regional facility supports crews in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. We take crew performance very seriously, and our best practices were developed to minimize the time between stages while holding the safety of everyone involved in our operation to the highest standard.

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Bakken

Wireline perforating in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana

Williston, ND, regional gun shop delivers assembled gun strings from a controlled environment direct to location

Fit-for-basin technologies and experienced crews

Schlumberger has served the Bakken Shale and Williston Basin region for more than 10 years. Working in our regional facility in Williston, ND, our gun loaders assemble customized toolstrings in a climate-controlled shop, eliminating the need to assemble perforating guns on location. Our crews deliver operational excellence by relying on industry-leading training and using the best equipment available.

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Rockies

Wireline perforating in the Denver-Julesburg (D-J), Powder River, and Niobrara Basins of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming

Platteville, CO, regional gun shop delivers assembled gun strings from a controlled environment direct to location

Fit-for-basin technologies and experienced crews

Schlumberger has served the Rockies for more than 20 years. We understand our customers' need for seamless, efficient operations. Our surface and downhole technologies support those goals. Our preassembled gun systems eliminate arming on location, and our crews have the capability, experience, and quality focus to satisfy the needs of the basin.

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Canada

Wireline perforating in the Montney, Duvernay, and Horn River Basins of Alberta, British Columbia

Grande Prairie, Alberta, regional gun shop delivers assembled gun strings from a controlled environment direct to location

Fit-for-basin technologies and experienced crews

The first wireline log in Canada was performed by Schlumberger in 1928, and the first Schlumberger Canada wireline office opened in Calgary in 1949. Today we support operations across the country.

Our primary horizontal perforating facility in Grande Prairie, Alberta, supports operations in the Montney, Duvernay and Horn River Basins. Our experienced crews have the training, tools, and support necessary to plan, mobilize, and execute projects with excellence—regardless of job size or remoteness.

Contact us for your wireline pump-down perforating and toe prep needs.

Use technology that you can trust, designed for your basin

OneStim wireline PDP crews use the latest technologies to increase efficiency that ultimately result in increased pumping hours per day.

Schlumberger invented the StreamLINE polymer-locked wireline cable, a greaseless wireline technology, and we continue to push the boundaries and develop the technology. We pair StreamLINE cable with our perforating cable head to reduce maintenance tasks between stages. 

We use plug-and-play gun systems such as Fractal Flex multistage stimulation perforating system, which is built at the district and shipped fully loaded, ready to be deployed downhole with no arming required at the wellsite.

As the oil and gas industry landscape evolves, OneStim wireline PDP has started deploying our electric pumpdown perforating fleets, which deliver fully electric-capable services without compromising efficiency, quality, or safety and reduce our overall wellsite footprint.

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You can count on the experienced OneStim pumpdown perforating supervisors and crew members to work efficiently on your location—whether you're using Schlumberger guns and shaped charges or an alternative supplier.

Our experience with StreamLINE cable: 3.5 billion ft over wheel since 2017. That's 26 times around the world!

Trust the experienced OneStim pumpdown perforating crews to get the job done right

Training, experience, ingenuity, and collaboration: A OneStim wireline PDP crew brings all of those qualities and more to the wellsite.

OneStim wireline PDP is the industry standard when it comes to training. Our crews undergo extensive classroom and hands on training at our state-of-the-art facility in Kellyville, OK. Once ingrained with the highest training standards and safety practices, they are deployed to the field to deliver unmatched service quality, efficiency, and safety.

Eliminate emissions and noise
Our electric pumpdown perforating fleet maintains operational integrity while reducing noise.
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Felix Dorante
PDP Product Line Manager
Jacob Murphy
Sales & Commercial Manager
Mohamed Mehdi
Maintenance & Resource Planning Manager

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