Unlike mechanical tools, inflatable systems are designed to pass through wellbore restrictions so they can be deployed in the larger diameter below. Inflatable elements from Baker Hughes create an effective seal in irregular or eccentric profiles such as open wellbores, perforated sections, screens, and slotted liners.
Our inflatable well intervention systems offer the highest available expansion characteristics with the greatest available differential pressure ratings. The first tool design was a service packer for selective acid stimulation. Since that time, a wide range of tools have been developed that include not only packers but also permanent and retrievable bridge plugs, permanent cement retainers, straddle systems, and our unique and highly successful inflatable straddle acidizing packer system.
Contact your local Baker Hughes representative today to find out more information about inflatable systems.