Well completion

Saltel Xpandable technologies secure the integrity of your well completions. Part of Schlumberger, since 2016, Saltel Industries combines domain expertise with a commitment to success. This to give you confidence in your well completion.

Firstly we continually innovate to address numerous well completion challenges. For this, we rely on our expertise in two things: 

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  • The elastomer composites.
  • The plastic deformation (with extended elongation) of stainless steel tubular. 

Secondly, we provide field-proven technologies for your well completion. These technologies cover: 

  • The well construction with zonal isolation packers.
  • The well completion repair with Xpandable steel Patch.
  • Hydraulic Pressure devices.
    • Xpandable Pressure Test Tool, and Xpandable ball seat (pressure activation tool).

Well completion with zonal isolation packers

well completion - isolation packers

Most importantly, Xpandable Steel Packers are stainless steel annulus barriers that isolate annular sections. The plastic deformation of stainless steel sleeves combined with composite elastomer skin ensures an effective seal. This robust and permanent barrier allows sealing the annulus. Crimped or welded around the casing, these permanent packers seal the annular once installed at depth.

Moreover, Xpandable Steel packers help during and after cementing operations to guarantee perfect annular integrity. In such cases, they can be in conjunction with cement stage tools for cementing applications. For example, Single or multiple-stage cementing, off-bottom cementing, or cement backup. Xpandable Steel Packers can also isolate hydraulic fracturing stages during open hole ball-drop multistage fracturing operations. Similarly, they can operate in long-term annulus zonal isolation applications such as reservoir compartmentalization, acid stimulation, and plug and abandonment

Well completion repair

well completion repair

Saltel Patch is a permanent solution used to repair a zone of damaged tubing or casing, shut off unwanted perforations, and seal a leaking sliding sleeve or other remedial operations. More precisely, this expandable short length of tubular consists of high-quality stainless steel with an elastomer outer skin and a profiled sealing system. Also, the Patch is run on tubing, drill pipe, or coil tubing. At depth, a high-pressure inflatable packer expands and pushes the Patch against the casing to activate the outer seals. Consequently, pulling the setting tools out of the hole leaves a pressure-resistant inner lining inside the well.

Pressure test tool

We provide high-temperature Inflatable Packers to allow pressure-testing your well. Saltel Xpandable Pressure Test Tool is a high-performance packer deployable with tubing, drill pipe, or coiled tubing. This packer can pressure-test the well and locate a leak before a patch operation. The PTT can also pressure-test the Patch after once installed, should there be no other leak above the sealed zone. Mobilizing, both equipment and field personnel, can be immediate. It depends on the nearness of the operating base