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Wireline Perforating

Engineered perforating systems for maximized production

Wireline perforating inside a formation.
Wireline perforating inside a formation.

New hardware breakthroughs combined with advanced software modeling enable conducting ultralong and heavy wireline perforating jobs in both offshore and land operations. Using wireline perforating instead of conventional conveyance techniques in deep and complex wells improves efficiency while reducing rig time and cost.

Wireline (or electric line) is the traditional way to run perforating guns, and with good reason: Wireline provides the advantages of real-time depth control and selectivity along with reduced logistics compared with deployment on tubing. Although wireline perforating guns were initially categorized by whether they are used before the completion is run (casing guns) or through the completion (through-tubing guns), today, any type of engineered perforating system can be run on wireline along with a wide variety of other explosive devices.

Regardless of the type of perforating gun, our engineered perforating systems are optimized for the gun and charge combination with respect to the wellbore environment, reservoir and fluid content, and completion geometry.

Tempo perforating guns being run in hole.

Firing Heads and Initiators

Engineered systems optimized for the gun and charge combination.

  • Tempo perforating guns being fired.
    Tempo
    Instrumented docking perforating gun system

    Optimize productivity by integrating plug-in guns with real-time advanced downhole measurements. View link button arrow

  • Secure2 RF-Safe Electronic Detonator
    Secure2
    RF-safe electronic detonator

    Achieve a step change in performance reliability, with all electronics contained in the detonator package and fully expendable. View link button arrow

  • Dedicated surface equipment is used to check and communicate with the switches.
    ASFS
    Addressable-switch firing system

    Control each detonator with a uniquely addressed electronic switch. View link button arrow

XR-Perf

Expanded-range wireline perforating system.

Perforating Tools

Solutions manufactured for consistently high performance.

  • Tempo perforating guns being fired.
    Tempo
    Instrumented docking perforating gun system

    Optimize productivity by integrating plug-in guns with real-time advanced downhole measurements. View link button arrow

  • CIRP - Completion Insertion and Removal Under Pressure Equipment - Product Sheet
    CIRP
    Completion insertion and removal under pressure equipment

    Insert and retrieve long perforating gun strings under wellhead pressure when the surface pressure control equipment is shorter than the gun string. View link button arrow

  • Universal Perforating and Correlation Tool
    UPCT
    Universal perforating and correlation tool

    Use a gamma ray–casing collar locator (GR-CCL) depth correlation tool for perforating operations. View link button arrow

  • Wireline Perforating System
    WPP
    Wireline perforating platform

    Maximize flexibility in positioning perforating guns and enable real-time downhole monitoring of critical wellbore parameters. View link button arrow

  • WXAR Automatic Gun Release
    WXAR
    Automatic gun release with X-Tools technology

    Automatically drop perforating guns at the instant of detonation. View link button arrow

Plug and Abandonment

Reliable, flexible, and effective P&A solutions.

  • Clean annular perforating system
    Clean Annular Perforating System

    A flexible system with a range of entrance holes and shot densities. View link button arrow