Perforating Gun Systems | SLB

Perforating Gun Systems

Comprehensive solutions optimized for the wellbore, reservoir, fluids, and completion geometry

Perf lab
gun system perforating lab
Because maximized productivity from your well depends on getting the perforations right—located in the productive interval, correctly oriented, deep, and clean—our hollow carrier and capsule perforating gun systems are engineered for the wellbore environment, reservoir, and completion geometry.

Manufactured for consistent high performance

Regardless of the type of gun or perforating application, optimized gun performance begins with design and manufacturing QC, as verified by testing.

The most critical part of the gun system to manufacture with maximum quality consistency is the shaped charge, which is assembled from four components: case, main explosive pellet, primer, and liner. We manufacture each charge component to exact tolerances to ensure that the liner collapses to form the jet according to the design. For routine manufacturing production runs, each charge must perform to a minimum target penetration standard related to API RP 19B Section 1.

Improve perforating performance and reduce debris with pressure-tight steel tubes that protect the charges and gun components from the well environment.

Negotiate production tubing with high-performance small-diameter capsule gun systems.

Streamline fracture stimulation of slimhole wells, sand control operations, and CBM wells.