Expro Launches New TCP Gun System
Expro has launched a new extreme high pressure tubing conveyed perforating (TCP) gun system.
Designed specifically for challenging deep water environments in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), the Extreme Pressure Series 30,000 PSI TCP gun system utilities super big hole charge technology, providing area-open-to-flow (AOF) to support frac-and gravel-pack operations.
Developed in collaboration with GEODynamics, the system is complemented by Expro’s fully rated dual hydraulic firing heads and drill stem testing (DST) tools for underbalanced perforating applications.
Expro’s DST/TCP product line director, Ron Fordyce said: “GEODynamics has an unsurpassed reputation for their gun systems and associated products. Alongside our reputation for safety and service quality, the new Extreme Pressure Series, provided exclusively by Expro, can now deliver similar performance for extreme high pressure as it would for lower pressure wells.”
Expro’s DST/TCP global business development manager, Kerry Daly added: “The 30,000 PSI TCP guns and associated equipment were specifically designed for the deep water environment, where operators typically frac or gravel pack wells after perforating and require the most AOF possible. Now fully field tested, they can deliver an industry leading perforating hole size for achieving optimal completions and subsequent performance from the well.
“It allows us to bring a key piece of technology to the market place, to support a range of clients due to spud their wells in 2018 – a key driver of this partnership from the outset.”
Expro’s TCP operations are supported from its service centre in Broussard, Louisiana, alongside the company’s broader suite of subsea, well test, well intervention and fluid product lines across North and Latin America (NLA).