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.
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.
Market leading product range in North America for water well stimulation and other applications.
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.
Hydraulic Fracturing System
Designed for a wide range of hydraulic fracturing applications using IPI DuraFRAC® packers.
For taking fracture impressions in rock after hydraulic fracturing - often works where electronic solutions do not.
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.