Expro Acquires Wireless Well Solutions from Flight Refuellin

Expro International Group has acquired the in-well Wireless Communications business of Flight Refuelling Limited based in Dorset, United Kingdom.

The acquired business, to be called Wireless Well Solutions, has developed an industry leading Cableless Telemetry System (CaTS TM) which is capable of transmitting data electromagnetically from depths in excess of 10,000 feet.

The field proven CaTS TM system can be run on wireline and suspended on a suitable hanger or it can be run as part of the completion equipment. CaTS TM is compatible with a wide range of in-well sensor systems and well configurations.

The CaTS TM system has a wide range of applications for transmitting data to the surface in situations where a cable installation is either not possible or cannot be economically justified. Two-way communication is also possible, allowing the control of downhole equipment without the need for cables.

Francis Neill, Marketing & Technical Director said, "This is a very exciting technology which has the ability to revolutionise aspects of downhole monitoring and control. Not only can this system transmit data where it has previously not been possible, but it also provides a cost-effective method in applications where traditional solutions cannot be justified on a cost basis."

Neill commented, "This technology is another component in delivering Expro's strategy of focusing on Well Performance and Production Optimization."