inflatable packer

inflatable packer

[in′flād·ə·bəl ′pak·ər]
(petroleum engineering)
A packer (downhole pressure seal between tubing and casing) set and held in place by an element that is inflated with hydraulic pressure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The lower window was under-reamed by Medusa[R] to virgin formation to accept an inflatable packer and the upper window outer 16" casing was scrubbed clean by Medusa[R] to optimize cement bond efficiency in both cases.
The repair in the picture was carried out by the introduction of an inverted "patch" from the nearest manhole wrapped around an inflatable packer. This was then filled with air to ensure the patch adheres to the wall of the pipe, thus repairing the damage to the pipe wall (see picture).
The central header container was designed to mix and control flow and pressure to eight separate enclosed and temperature-maintained grout carts, each containing powered grout reels to lower inflatable packer assemblies to depths of 230 feet.
A reinforcement material is impregnated with a thermosetting resin and is wrapped around an inflatable packer. The packer is winched into position and pressurized hot water inflates it, forces the liner against the damaged pipe wall, and cures the resin.
Buckhorn Casing Equipment, LLC provides casing equipment, including float equipment, inflatable packers, stage tools, centralisers, and related products, to customers in the Permian Basin.
The buoyant Australian oil and gas industry with the objective of penetrating the lucrative market in Asia brought in companies such as Gasco, Inflatable Packers and Jacks Winches.
The transaction adds further strength to Rubicon's portfolio of products in the completions solutions business segment, enabling the organisation to offer high value inflatable packers, external casing packers and drill-stem testing technology to customers around the world.