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VIBRATION TECHNOLOGY INC. BY GENEVIEVE DIESING VIBRATION TECHNOLOGY INC. OFFERS CLIENTS AN INNOVATIVE WAY TO FREE STUCK OBJECTS IN THEIR PIPELINES – PIPE VIBRATION TECHNOLOGY. VIBRATION SOLUTIONS S Vibration Technology Inc. uses acoustic technology to free stuck objects from wellbores through pipe vibration from the surface level without downhole intervention. COMPANY PROFILE Vibration Technology Inc. www.vibrationtechnology.com Headquarters: Shreveport, La. Employees: Fewer than 20 Services: Pipe vibration services Henry Bernat, general manager: “We are becoming the first choice for a growing number of operators for resolving stuck pipe events in workover, completions, and drilling operations.” 126 | EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM hreveport, La.-based Vibration Technology Inc. helps other companies get out of jams. It offers its pipe vibration services – a means of freeing stuck objects from a wellbore through pipe vibration – to the oil and gas industry, on a service basis. A subsidiary of Layne Christensen Co., Vibration Technology was founded in 1996 by several industry experts. “The founders possessed extensive knowledge and experience in the oil and gas industry, as well as the engineering and scientific expertise required to design and build the equipment necessary for the envisioned services,” General Manager Henry Bernat says. The result is a company that champions the most cost-effective and risk averse means of stuck pipe recovery currently available to the industry. “We utilize acoustic theory to transmit standing wave resonant energy over long intervals of pipe in oil and gas wells, and have developed proprietary equipment and procedures that are highly effective in the recovery of stuck pipe from wells,” notes Senior Technology Development Engineer Ozzie Gonzalez. Vibration Technology pioneered the commercial development of pipe vibration applications and has accumulated technological expertise in applications beyond traditional stuck pipes, Bernat explains. “We have the technology that will allow high solids content fluid to be pumped from wells, as well as annular gas flow to be eliminated during primary cementing operations,” he says. Pipe vibration has a growing place in the oil and gas market – it can be used in numerous stuck pipe recovery situations, Bernat says. These include all drilling, completion and workover applications. “Freeing stuck coil tubing without cutting or damaging the coil is one of the innovations that we have brought to the industry,” Operations Manager Paul Moore says. “Recovering completion screens, packers [and] liners are routine things that we do on a regular basis. Sanded or mud-stuck tubing, including seal assemblies, can be recovered without the need for washover or jarring. Stuck rod strings and pumps can be recovered, eliminating the need to pull tubing and strip the rods as well as the recovery of stuck washover pipe and jars normally used in conventional fishing operations.” WINTER 2010
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Exploration & Processing - Winter 2009
Preparing for an Economic Upturn
Emergency Preparedness Case Study
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The Crossing Co.
Discovery Drilling Contractors
Mantra Venture Group
Alaska Clean Seas
Platinum Group Metals Ltd.
TG Engineering Inc.
Abacus Mining & Exploration Corp.
Advanced Rig Services
Bell Industries Inc.
Canrig Drilling Technologies Ltd.
Equipment Maintenance Services
Galloway Oilfield Construction Ltd.
Latex Construction Co.
PC Gold Inc.
Processes Unlimited International Inc.
Global Industries Ltd.
Herman Oil Co.
Juhl Wind Inc.
MWD Services LLC
Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
Oski Energy LLC
Powertech Uranium Corp.
Avanti Mining Inc.
BlackBrush Oil & Gas – Texstar Midstream
The Coeur d’Alenes Co.
Vibration Technology Inc.
Exploration & Processing - Winter 2010