Perforating Charges

Optimize specific completion requirements with shaped charges

Our perforating charges are engineered to match specific completion requirements. They come in a wide range of gun sizes, shot density, shot-phasing options, and temperature ratings. Each gun system and charge has features and benefits that can be readily identified and used as selection criteria.

Our Predator ZXTM series is our super deep-penetrating perforating charges. The Predator ZX family of shaped charges is a market leader in penetration and performance. This system achieves superior performance for natural completions by creating more connectivity to the undisturbed area of your formation. It achieves this by extending perforation penetration up to 30% farther than the depth reached by the Predator XPTM shaped charge.

Our Predator XP high-performance shaped charge is our premium line of deep-penetrating charges, offering penetration past the damaged or invaded zone.

Our Predator XSTM shaped charges address the needs for a stimulated completion. These shaped charges alleviate some frac problems encountered when perforating with deep penetrating perforators. The design optimizes the hole size for the stimulation. It keeps penetration deep enough to get past much of the near-wellbore damage and exposes more of the formation. Predator XS charges enable more successful frac jobs and help decrease cost. In some cases, they reduce the horsepower required to initiate the fractures in the formation.

Our Predator FPTM high-performance shaped charges are big-hole charges designed for sand-control applications. They offer maximum area-open-to-flow in the casing for maximum reservoir drainage. 

Our Predator DPTM shaped charge is designed for reliable performance at reduced cost.

All Baker Hughes charges are manufactured and tested in accordance with the rigid API RP-19B specification.