IPI products for the Oil & Gas industry include a wide range of inflatable packers and service tools suited for open-hole and cased-hole applications onshore, offshore, conventional, unconventional, and geothermal.
Casing Circulating Tool
The IPI CCT (Casing Circulating Tool) has been developed to aid and improve casing run-in operations. For filling, simply pump through the tool. The packer is left deflated to allow air to be displaced (avoids pressure build-up) and only inflated when needed for circulation.
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.
InflataLOK™ is the world's first inflatable packer based, nipple-less, Insert PCP (“I-PCP”) anchor system.
InflataTEST™ is the first sucker rod-conveyed multi-set inflatable packer system available in the oil and gas industry.
Large Diameter Plug & Abandonment Packers
Specifically designed for plugging of wells as part of usual cementing procedures prior to abandonment. These permanent inflatable bridge plugs have the advantages of relatively small run-in diameter, large setting range and ease of installation.
OEM & Custom Made
Oilfield Standard Replacement Packer Elements
IPI inflatable packers are based on an Australian developed technology that has been in use since the early 1980’s. In the 1990’s it replaced classic oilfield inflatable technology in geotechnical testing for high profile projects as nuclear waste site formation analysis. More recently it has become the technology of choice in coal bed methane projects and is now gaining share in conventional oilfield using synthetic elastomers. Its wire reinforcing is different to more traditional cable, braided wire or slat reinforcement as deflation gives full recovery with “no memory”. The technology enables fully tested certification and distinctly superior multi set and high pressure performance. Available for OEM and replacement use as well as being provided with IPI standard and custom products. Sliding end, fixed end, inward inflating and special configuration versions available.
One Shot Cementing System
This system offers a means of cementing casing while protecting lower producing zones. Typically, the well is drilled to TD and casing (with or without in-line screen) is run with an inflatable casing packer and cementing valve. A mechanical setting tool is run inside the casing on a cementing string to seat inside the packer and both inflate the packer and cement the casing annulus in a single trip.
Permanent Inflatable Bridge Plug (PIBP)
IPI’s Permanent Inflatable Bridge Plug (PIBP) incorporates the DuraGRIP™ bidirectional sealing inflation element as an integral part of a modular system that enables adaptability to a wide range of configurations and tool sizes.
Production Injection Packer (PIP)
Incorporates the same valving used on ICP and PIBP in conjunction with IPI's inflatable packer elements, well known for their ability to recover to the uninflated diameter, which is critical to operational success when retrieving.
Remedial Cementing Packer (RCP)
IPI’s retrievable Remedial Cementing Packer (RCP) is a field proven innovative inflatable packer system designed for retrievability after remedial cementing. The retrievable RCP features drillable residual components, which makes it the optimal solution for shutting-off lost-circulation zones encountered during drilling operations.
Retrievable Inflatable Bridge Plug (RIBP)
IPI’s Retrievable Inflatable Bridge Plug (RIBP), utilises our field proven PIBP and ICP inflation valving system in conjunction with a DuraGRIP™ packer element, which provides bi directional sealing and anchoring. There are two standard mechanisms to enable deployment using drill pipe, Coiled Tubing, and Capillary Tube.
Single Set Treatment Packer (SSTP)
The Single Set Treatment Packer (SSTP) is a thru-tubing system which utilizes IPI’s DuraGRIP™ inflatable packer technology in conjunction with a pressure-activated inflation valve to provide bi-directional zonal isolation and anchoring to enable pump through operations without workstring manipulation.
Slip-on Casing Packer
IPI Slip-On Casing Packers are built with internal diameter large enough to allow them to be slipped onto a joint of casing and then are secured in place using a high strength, epoxy resin. The clearance between the packer I.D. and the casing may be adjusted at the design stage to provide for slipping over couplings or external upset tool joints.
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).
Thru-Tubing Permanent Inflatable Bridge Plug (TT-PIBP)
IPI’s Permanent Inflatable Bridge Plug (PIBP) incorporates the DuraGRIP™ packer element which has bidirectional sealing and anchoring capability. The design also utilizes an equalisation feature, that eliminates the effect of wellbore pressure, to ensure correct tool function regardless of setting conditions. There are three standard configurations to enable deployment on Coiled Tubing, Capillary Tube, and *Wireline/Slickline.
Thru-Tubing Retrievable Inflatable Bridge Plug (TT-RIBP)
IPI's Thru-Tubing Retrievable Inflatable Bridge Plug (TT-RIBP), utilizes InflataLOK™ valving system in conjunction with a DuraGRIP™ packer element, which provides bi-directional sealing and anchoring. The TT-RIBP is an innovative design with an equalization mechanism allowing the operator to equalize any potential pressure below the packer with the annulus above, before activating the deflation mechanism.