IPI is the global market leader in the provision of inflatable packers for rock burst mitigation, block caving hydrofracture, remote or deep permeability testing, rock-stress testing and custom made solutions. Major mines and leading consultants, contractors and drilling companies around the world rely on IPI for solutions, either through purchase or via one of our rental programs.
Down Hole Shut-In Valve (DHSIV)
A zero-volume change, down-hole shut-in valve for tight-formation permeability testing operations.
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.
Gas Packer Systems
The traditional coring wireline packer systems together with adaption kits to run SWiPS® either hydraulically or pneumatically with surface inflation control.
Grout-Free Expandable Standpipe
Grout-Free Expandable Stand Pipe for high pressure groundwater control and pre-excavation grouting.
Hydraulic Fracturing System
Designed for a wide range of hydraulic fracturing applications using IPI DuraFRAC® packers.
The IPI Inflatable ESP Packer System (I-ESP) is a very effective way of improving pumping economics and reliablity by dispensing with a separate riser/production tubing. Also offers a variety of ways to meet the demanding specifications for municipal and industrial water wells, such as selective zone production e.g. by isolating discrete zones that produce arsenic or other contaminants.
For taking fracture impressions in rock after hydraulic fracturing - often works where electronic solutions do not.
Low Pressure Inflatable Packers
Are available for pressure grouting and other applications and include a variety of ancillary equipment.
Mineral Drilling Annular BOP
The IPI Mineral Drilling BOP system, is a compact inward inflating annular BOP specifically designed for mineral coring to suit N, H, P sizes.
OEM & Custom Made
IPI O-Rods were specifically developed to provide a 100% leak tight rod string for hydrogeological investigations. Typically mineral mining rods such as the Q-series are used for these applications but such rods, even new, are not guaranteed to offer leak tight connections.
Portable Flow Meter Skids
IPI manufactures a range of portable flow meter skids for use with low and high-pressure IPI downhole tools, eg. SWiPS® STX 60, ST Range now with electronic pressure and flow rate data logging options.
Slim Hole Formation Tester
The IPI Slim-Hole Formation Tester is a highly customizable system designed to assist with detailed characterization permeability testing in tight rock. It comprises a straddle packer assembly, downhole pressure sensors cabled back to surface and the IPI DHSIV and can include all necessary surface measurement and logging systems.
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).
Standard Wireline Packers Systems (SWiPS)
The through-the-bit wireline hydraulic packer system that is now the world leader for permeability testing in deep and demanding core holes. Available as standard for “P”, “H” and “N” sizes, in modular single / straddle formats. Straddles from 1m to 10m length with optional memory gauge carriers. Modular, compact and simple, SWiPS® makes testing possible where gas-inflate packers can't be used. "H" size can be readily adapted for "P" size wells with 70mm elements and "B" wells can be tested in non-wireline format.
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.