Double Spotlight Shines on Expro Group

Expro International Group is celebrating scooping two top awards for its products in this year's Offshore Technology Conference "Spotlight on New Technology" Program.

Expro's Cableless Telemetry System (CaTS) and its 15K Subsea Safety System have been honoured in the new technology program, which is in its second year, and recognises the most innovative and significant offshore developments during the year.

CaTS is a revolutionary development in the field of reservoir monitoring and control that allows real-time information to be transmitted from downhole without the use of cabling or wireline in the well. Its two-way transmission capability enables the remote control of downhole instrumentation, opening the path to the radical redesign of downhole completions.

The Subsea Safety System technology, or landing string system, delivers critical well control functions in challenging oilfield development conditions of up to 15,000 psi. Expro's range of landing string systems and controls are specifically developed to minimise risks in subsea completion and intervention operations and achieve secure well status in the event of an emergency. The systems are compatible with all horizontal subsea christmas trees and are qualified for use in water depths of up to 10,000 feet.

To be considered for the Spotlight on New Technology awards, Expro had to meet four criteria: new and innovative, proven, broad interest, and significant impact.

Expro will be recognised for its innovations at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) from May 2-5 at Reliant Centre, Reliant Park, Houston, TX. A presentation will be held on Monday 2nd May where Rod Allan, OTC 2005 chairman, will present Expro with its two awards.

Expro Chief Executive Officer Graeme Coutts said: "A key component of Expro's business strategy is the development of new technology. We actively seek to provide new ways for our clients to meet their challenges through the development and application of advanced technologies. We are therefore delighted to receive not one but two awards in this prestigious event, and to be recognised at OTC for our technical innovation."