Reactive Element (RE) Packers

Reduce operational, HSE, and wellbore damage risks; cut overall cost

We offer several types of reactive element packers that are triggered by contact with well fluids. Our packers will cut your overall costs and reduce HSE and wellbore damage risks.

REPacker™ is a self-energizing, reactive-element, swelling-elastomer packer that provides a long-term barrier to annular flow around tubular assemblies in either open or cased-hole. No cement is required. It is ideal for deviated wells.

The highly reliable packer has no moving parts and is available in oil- and water-reactive, non-reversible elements. There is no risk of elastomer shrinkage if fluids are changed after swelling. Deployment and installation are simple and do not require running tools or specialized personnel.

The packer is a sealing device built on a casing pup that matches the mechanical properties of the liner. The activation methods for annular sealing are the swelling properties of the rubber element reacting with wellbore fluids. This packer can be used in openhole or perforated casing to isolate unwanted formation production.

The FORMpac™ expandable packer with reactive element technology eliminates annular flow around liner assemblies. It is a sealing device built on expandable solid pipe technology. The primary activation method for annular sealing is expansion of the solid pipe mandrel. The secondary activation method is the swelling properties of rubber in all hydrocarbons except very lean, single phase gas. This thermodynamic absorption expansion is continuous.

The tool can be used in openhole or perforated casing to isolate unwanted formation or production. The FORMpac packer provides a simple and effective method to eliminate the linear annular flow of fluids in cased and open holes with maximum pass-through ID. It will isolate troublesome shale in openhole completions. The packer can be used with both standard and expanding liners and sand control screens.

Our RCPacker is used in openhole wells to isolate unwanted formation production. When used together with our EQUALIZER™ inflow control device, it can efficiently manage flow in the annulus. The reactive core (RC) packer uses non-cement inflation media for permanent isolation in openhole completions.

A swelling reactive core is protected by an inflatable element. The initial seal provided by the inflatable element is less affected by downhole pressure and temperature changes after the core of the packer system has reacted with its inflation fluid. The element uses our XTremeZone™ technology for enhanced run-in capabilities, along with internal metal reinforcing on either end to provide high differential capability.

The REBarrier uses a self-energizing swelling elastomer to reduce the annular flow of fines and other wellbore debris in open or cased-hole. The packer is a sealing device built on a substrate that can be easily installed on your casing. The activation methods for annular sealing are the swelling properties of the rubber element reacting with the wellbore fluids.

Our REFlex™ field-installable reactive element packer is installed onto nominal API base pipe. The primary purpose of the tool is to add flexibility in deployment and further simplify your completions. The REFlex packer is built with a rigid steel cage that is surrounded by a proprietary Baker Hughes reactive element rubber matrix.