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IndustryFocus: Companies, People and Products

Hunting Perforating System Sets Canadian E-Coil Mark
HOUSTON-Hunting says its Titan
Division's select fire perforating system
has set a Canadian e-coil perforating
record with its ControlFire® assembly
(CFA) system. The record was set by a
52-CFA gun string deployed by Titanium
Tubing Technology Ltd. for Teine Energy
Ltd. in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Hunting
details.
According to the company, Titanium
achieved the record after deploying the
guns' string in one run with 60.3-millimeter e-coil. By using Hunting's Titan
Division ControlFire switch system, Titanium was able to perforate in a single
trip rather than in the typical two-three
runs. "Titanium wanted to reduce costs
by finding an electronic selective firing

system that allowed it to deploy multiple
perforating guns on coiled tubing in a
single trip," says Rick Bradley, president
of Hunting's Titan Division.
"After exhaustive competitive evaluations, Titanium selected Hunting's ControlFire assembly perforating system because our CFA could deploy more than
100 guns in a single run, and because it
is a reliable perforating system completely
safe from radio frequency (radiation),
electrostatic discharge, stray voltage,
and line voltage up to 500 volts of direct
current," Bradley adds.
For information, contact Hunting at
281-448-2200 or visit www.huntingintl.com.
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The select fire perforating
system from Hunting's Titan
Division has set a Canadian
e-coil perforating record. According to Hunting, the ControlFire® switch system uses
unique switch identification
logic to selectively perforate
multiple intervals in one trip.

Weatherford, IBM Partner To Put Software In Cloud
BAAR, SWITZERLAND-Weatherford
International PLC has signed a joint initiative
agreement with IBM to collaboratively develop products and services for oil and gas
producers that leverage IBM advanced analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities on the IBM Cloud and strengthen
Weatherford's production optimization
technologies.
The partners say they will develop analytics solutions, all available through IBM
Cloud, based on Weatherford's extensive
production optimization and engineering
software platform, its supervisory control
and data acquisition, and its sensors and
controllers.
The jointly developed solutions will be
part of Weatherford's reservoir solutions
global business unit, which the company
says was launched in early 2016. It provides
integrated offerings to help clients lower
operating costs and increase production.
"As part of our commitment to helping
operators get more out of their assets,
Weatherford is expanding on our industryleading offerings with world-class analytics
software and IoT infrastructure," says Oscar
Rivera, vice president of Weatherford's
reservoir solutions unit. "This unprecedented

stack of integrated technologies has the
potential to revolutionize production optimization, and places Weatherford in the
best position to address the challenges oil
and gas producers face."
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EFRS Develops Solution
To Demanding P&A Task
HOUSTON-A technique developed
by Energy Fishing & Rental Services
(EFRS) was used to cut totally eccentric
5-, 7-, 10¾-, and 16-inch strings for a
Gulf of Mexico well using a single cutting
tool. EFRS says it developed the technique
in response to a problem faced by an operator during a plug-and-abandonment
operation.
Because all four casing strings were
cemented together, conventional multistep
cutting, using graduated-size cutting tools
and knives, was impossible, EFRS relates.
The company says it performed the job
with specially fabricated cutter knives and
an internally designed procedure that used
a combination of pump pressures and
torque monitoring to cut all four totally
eccentric inner strings using a cutter that
typically could not have been used in this
application.
The company says it completed the job
efficiently, cutting and pulling all four eccentric casing strings with a 31⁄2-inch outer
diameter, two-blade internal hydraulic
casing cutter. The quick visualization, development, and execution of specific procedures to complete an extremely difficult
job created a new option for effectively
overcoming similar problems in P&A work,
EFRS comments.
For information, contact Energy Fishing
& Rental Tools at 281-598-3870 or visit
www.energyfrs.com.
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SiVance Boosts Durability Of Anticorrosion Coatings
SPARTANBURG, S.C.-SiVance LLC,
a subsidiary of Milliken & Company, now
offers SiVance® C2010 resin, a reactive
silicone technology designed to create
highly durable epoxy-silicone hybrid coating
formulations.
According to the company, the highperformance material helps extend the flexibility and impact resistance of protective
coatings used for undersea drilling and
hydraulic fracturing activities in harsh operating environments. Hybrid formulations
featuring SiVance C2010 resin enable formulators to help their customers avoid the
cracking, delamination and blistering that
lead to corrosion and failure of metal pipes,
tanks and equipment, SiVance reports.
Because they have a brittle structure
caused by a high cross-link density, epoxies
are susceptible to cracking and delamination
when exposed to heat, chemicals and hot

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water, SiVance says. The company indicates
replacing a portion of an epoxy coating
system with SiVance C2010 silicone resin,
which is more flexible, thermally stable
and hydrophobic than epoxy, creates a
hybrid that can better absorb stress from
reverse impact and thermal shock.
"While epoxies for protective coatings
have been enhanced over the years, they
are approaching their limits," says Jeff
Jones, SiVance business development director. "At the same time, requirements for
today's extremely demanding environments
are escalating. SiVance C2010 resin gives
formulators a powerful new tool for extending the durability of epoxies under the
harshest of conditions, helping end-customers
reduce maintenance, replacement costs and
downtime."
For information, visit www.millikenchemical.com/sivance.
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