Pragma and Saudi Aramco collaborate to develop extreme expansion technology
Source: think for Pragma Well Technology , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Fri October 5, 2018 1:23 pm

SAUDI ARABIA. Pragma Well Technology Ltd, a FrontRow Energy Technology Group company focused on advanced production technologies, has secured a contract with Saudi Aramco worth over $700,000. 

Saudi Aramco Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Centre - Advanced Research Centre (EXPEC ARC) will sponsor a three year contract to develop an Extreme Expandable Packer for its Thru-tubing Water Shut-off challenge. 

“Pragma shall develop a Thru-tubing Expandable Patch (TEP), employing additive manufacturing,” said Dan Purkis, Technical Director and inventor.  “These printing machines can manufacture parts that would be impossible using traditional reductive techniques, making extreme expansion solutions possible.  We are getting very exciting results and see a wide range of future applications.” 

Jonathan Brown, Senior Petroleum Engineer at Saudi Aramco said: “This collaboration is part of our Fourth Industrial Revolution initiative in the area of Advanced Materials.  We strive to sponsor new methods to solve old problems and Pragma has discovered a way to develop designs that were not possible even ten years ago.” 

The TEP will be deployed via traditional well intervention to further extend the life of wells prior to recompletion or side-tracking.  

Photo Caption: Dan Purkis, Pragma Technical Director (File photo)

About Pragma
Pragma delivers advanced production technologies and expertise to the upstream oil and gas industry. Its products and systems are highly differentiated, low risk and significantly enhance the performance of new, existing and ageing wells.   Pragma collaborates with operating companies around the world to reduce costs, increase revenue and improve access to hydrocarbon reserves. The company is committed to leveraging advantage for its customers through new technology and systems.  Pragma - alongside Well-SENSE, ClearWELL and Well-Centric - is part of the FrontRow Energy Technology Group.
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About Saudi Aramco
EXPEC ARC is the upstream research department for Saudi Aramco.  It strives to increase reserves and recovery factors for all operating units.  Areas of focus are in geophysics, geology, reservoir engineering, computer simulation, drilling, and production.  Saudi Aramco is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise. 

Issued on behalf of Pragma by think



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