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.
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The repair in the picture was carried out by the introduction of an inverted "patch" from the nearest manhole wrapped around an inflatable packer.
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.
Tenders are invited for To provide construction and testing of new potable water supply wells and to test existing potable water supply well: LFA Exploratory Test/Production Well (LFETW-1): Construction and testing of one (1) 2,500 gpm ground water supply well, including but not limited to installation of surface casing up to 235 feet bls, conductor casing to 375 feet bls, intermediate casing to 650 feet bls, final casing to 1,250 feet bls, minimum 10" pilot hole to 1,800 feet bls, and nominal 23" open hole to 1,600 feet bls; stepdrawdown and specific capacity testing, video and geophysical logging, inflatable packer testing, and water quality sampling and testing will be completed on a parcel.
Perform mechanical integrity testing of the WWTF injection well by performing a downhole video survey, installing an inflatable packer and successfully completing a hydrostatic pressure test, performing high-resolution temperature logging and performing radioactive tracer surveying to the satisfaction of FDEP UIC and in accordance with the approved Mechanical Integrity Test (MIT) Plan.
Specialized testing activities including coring, inflatable packer testing, mechanical integrity testing, cement bond logging, temperature logging and water quality sampling must have been completed to demonstrate relevant experience.
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.
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.
Over the last few years, Saltel Industries has developed expertise and established a commercial track record in both inflatable packers and expandable tubulars for steel patches or packer technology applications.