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IndustryFocus: Companies, People and Products
Tool Helps Wireline Firms Minimize Cable Damage
DALLAS-The SMART Sens™ from
Impact Selector International provides
real-time monitoring of downhole cable
head tension during wireline operations,
ISI reports.
Tension that is too high or too low
can damage or break a cable, ISI notes.
Conventional surface devices measure
tension, but that measurement is delayed
by the time the tension takes to travel
from the tool back to the surface. When
a cable tension problem exists, that delay
can mean the difference between an effective response and a damaged cable,
ISI warns.
To provide greater accuracy, SMART
Sens measures tension in real time across
the full surface of the tool, according to
Jason Hradecky, ISI's director of engi-

Concho, RSP Join Forces
To Form Permian Leader
MIDLAND-Concho Resources Inc.
and RSP Permian Inc. announce a definitive agreement under which Concho will
acquire RSP in an all-stock transaction
valued at $9.5 billion.
The acquisition includes 92,000 net
acres that strongly complement Concho's
Permian Basin acreage position and will
expand it to 640,000 net acres, Concho describes. In the fourth quarter of 2017, RSP's
assets produced 55,500 barrels of oil equivalent a day on a two-stream basis, Concho
reports, noting that 80 percent was oil. The
company says the acquired acreage includes
2.2 billion boe of resource potential.
Tim Leach, Concho's chairman and
chief executive officer, says, "This combination allows us to consolidate premier
assets that seamlessly fold into our drilling
program, enhance our scale advantage
and reinforce our leadership position in
the Permian Basin, all while strengthening
our platform for delivering predictable
growth and returns."
RSP CEO Steve Gray says, "Combining
with a company with the scale, investment-grade balance sheet and operational
excellence of Concho will unlock even
more value for shareholders. The combined
company will have the vision and necessary
financial strength to efficiently develop
the tremendous resource potential of these
assets with large-scale projects."
With 27 rigs, the combined company
will have the largest drilling and completion
program in the basin, Concho notes. r

neering. "SMART Sens' unique ability
to measure tension reduces uncertainty
and increases control of wireline functions," he says.
This allows users to maximize pump
down and efficiency, and reduces fishing
risk, Hradecky reports. He adds that the
tool accurately verifies when a plug is
set and/or released, and provides positive
confirmation when a release device has
been activated.
The SMART Sens is rugged and reliable enough to handle the shocks that
result from perforation guns firing,
Hradecky assures. He describes the tool
as easy to operate, with no field calibration
required and no internal seals or parts to
maintain.
For information, contact Impact Selector International at 713-503-1220 or
visit impactselector.com.
r

Gardner Denver Unveils
Redline Packing Products
HOUSTON-Gardner Denver Petroleum & Industrial Pumps has launched its
Redline Series Packing with Redline
Packing.
In its field test reports, Gardner Denver
says Redline Packing pumped more than
1 million pounds of sand, reduced maintenance time by 50 percent and performed
exceptionally well in a high-pressure environment.
"We always are focused on offering
our customers long-term, high-value solutions," says Larry Kerr, Gardner Denver's
vice president and general manager. "Redline Packing's improved performance in
harsh environments extends maintenance
intervals, reduces downtime and ultimately
increases margins."
For information, visit www.gardnerdenver.com.
r

Henderson Buys Facility To Refurbish, Build Rigs
HOUSTON-Henderson Rigs & Equipment LLC says it has secured a 30-acre
property to provide turnkey, multirig refurbishment and manufacturing. The
80,000 square-foot facility is located at
6750 Bender Rd. in Humble, Tx.
"Consolidating our three Houston facilities to the Bender Road property allows
Henderson to offer a holistic service approach to complete rig overhauls," says
Jim Lank, the company's president and
chief operating officer.
The company says the facility enhances

its rig services and manufacturing, complementing its OEM drilling products
and aftermarket services, which include
FDS hydraulic top drives, and mud pump
and top drive repairs and recertifications.
Henderson adds that a forthcoming API4F license will allow it to focus on
category four inspections, rig upgrades,
DC to AC conversions, and comprehensive
crown-to-ground refurbishment and function testing.
For information, visit www.hendersonrigs.com.
r

FreeWave Helps Fairfield Monitor Remote Well Pads
BOULDER, CO.-By using FreeWave
Technologies' ZumDash small SCADA
application with Amazon cloud services,
Fairfield Oil and Gas is streamlining its
well pad operations, automating reporting
and implementing proactive maintenance,
FreeWave reports.
The ZumDash app was created in
FreeWave's ZumIQ application environment platform and features a fully customizable dashboard that allows users to
remotely monitor operations, execute
logic, visualize trends and generate reports,
FreeWave says. The app is deployed on
the company's ZumLink 900 Series radios,
which FreeWave mentions provide edgeintelligent capabilities.
"Fairfield operates in remote areas.
ZumDash gives us access to predictive

analytics, and the ability to respond to
problems immediately and to control all
production from any device. With ZumDash small SCADA, we save time and
money by minimizing truck rolls to manually gather data or inspect the well pads,"
says Will Ellis, Fairfield's vice president.
"With intelligent edge technology, the
need to send every packet of data to an
expensive PLC network for decision making and action taking is significantly reduced," he adds.
To learn more, visit www.freewave.com/zumiq.
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