The plug of choice for multizone plug-n-perf is the Ball Drop. Once the wireline is out of the hole, a ball is dropped and pumped down to seat against the top of the plug. When the ball seats, the fluid hammer helps break down tight formations. Available in three ball densities.
The Ball Check plug is typically used in vertical applications where pumpdown is not required. This allows the operator to pressure test each plug.
This unique design allows the operator to pressure test each plug without the risk of the guns not firing, which results in a tractor run. The ball can be flowed back to the surface and another tool string pumped down. The Ball in Place plug reduces costly frac time and fluid by eliminating the need to pump a ball down.
The Bridge Plug allows the operator to test the casing and plugs before perforating, or it can be used as a cap plug. It holds pressure from below and above. The top venting feature allows for equalization when drilling before releasing top slips. The Bridge Plug is available in dual cast iron option or composite top slip.
The Dummy plug is used for pumping guns down when rate or pressure is an issue. The HELISEAL on the Dummy plug doesn't cause the tool string to float when falling in the vertical. It can be pulled out at speeds of 250 ft/min. It can also be sheared off with a setting tool and left downhole. The Dummy plug comes in two configurations and is reusable by replacing only the HELISEAL.
The ECO Hybrid retains all the performance features of the Boss Hog plug except for the HELISEAL. It has a slick profile for when the casing is under gauge or if sharp transitions in the casing diameter are present. Pumpdown water savings are reduced with the ECO Hybrid, but the drill out times are comparable to the Boss Hog plug.
The REFRAC plug is used in areas that have already been fracked in order to recover any missed production. In combination with liner technology, it offers customers a cost-effective method to seal off wells at the end of their life cycle and plug-n-perf on conventional wireline. The REFRAC plug holds differential pressure up to 15,000 psi. The REFRAC is available with Boss Hog or ECO Hybrid plugs.
The XTENDED Range plug is used when under gauge casing or a casing repair patch prevents the installation of conventional frac plugs. It pumps cleanly through restrictions an inch or more under casing ID and reliably holds frac differentials to 10,000 psi with drill out times less than 1 hour per plug. When using XTENDED Range plugs, our advisers are available to help ensure problem-free drill outs.