The process of hydraulic fracturing is used for many purposes across a range of industries. This includes stimulation for increased water, oil and gas production, determination of in-situ rock mass stress and pre-conditioning for block cave mining. IPI addresses all of these application with the right tools using our superior inflatable packer technology.
ST Well Test Tools
IPI's ST range of multi-cycle inflatable packer systems features a four-stage operating mechanism that enables packer inflation, annular circulation, interval testing, and complete shut-in isolation. The ST range can be configured as a single packer or a dual packer straddle assembly both with a standard pressure rating of 5,000 psi (10,000 psi versions available). Its multi-cycle functionality allows for multiple formation evaluation tests or stimulation cycles to be performed on different zones within a single trip. The systems typically carry electronic memory gauges, can adapt for real time data and are capable of a wide range of tests including DST, IFO and DFIT (including DFIT FBA).
STX-60 Well Testing Tool
Well Testing Tool with an integral down-hole shut-in capability and setting tool, enabling both more advanced permeability testing (e.g. IFO) and multiple straddle testing in one trip (making significant operational savings). Can be run on rods or through-the-bit in P and H sized wire line systems or on rods for N size. Modular single/straddle format with a wide range of packer options - including medium pressure SWiPS series and high pressure versions for rock stress testing. Can circulate while testing and check rods integrity prior to testing.
Market leading product range in North America for water well stimulation and other applications.
DuraFRAC® HP Straddle
Mainly used for rock burst mitigation and block caving hydraulic preconditioning in underground copper mines, now with an auto inflate / inject function to dispense with inflation hose.
Small diameter (<70 mm OD) hydraulic fracturing, straddle (double) packer systems typically used for in-situ, rock stress determination.
DuraFRAC® with Dual Wall Frac Pipe
Dual Wall Pipe [or "Rods"] that allow inflation / deflation communication separate from injection flow.
For taking fracture impressions in rock after hydraulic fracturing - often works where electronic solutions do not.
Hydraulic Fracturing System
Designed for a wide range of hydraulic fracturing applications using IPI DuraFRAC® packers.