Expro, Marathon & BJ Services Receive Engineering Award

Expro International Group, Marathon Oil and BJ Services, have won a prestigious international award for the development of groundbreaking new completion perforating technology, the Excape Completion Process.

The companies received the best drilling/completions solution award for Excape at the World Oil New Horizons Awards, held in Houston, USA, on October 17 and attended by more than 300 industry leaders. The category was the most competitive in the overall competition with many nominations and several extremely strong candidates.

The Excape Completion Process is a new completion perforating technology developed jointly by the three companies, which allows operators to perforate and stimulate multiple zones with significant reductions in rig time. In addition, results have shown the technology to increase individual zone productivities and overall reserve bookings. A recent Marathon program in Alaska yielded greater than a 50 percent increase in production, following completion with the Excape System.

Expro International/Marathon Oil/BJ Services accepted the award from Rusty Meador, Publisher of World Oil. Frederick Schwarz, Expro's Excape Product Manager, said: "Excape is rapidly gaining acceptance as a game changing technology for operators in hard rock environments. The changing commercial benefits of significantly increased well productivity, increased reserve bookings and reduced rig time make an overwhelming case for Excape as a completion technique".