Umbilical Protectors

Umbilical cables are the critical arteries of power, fluid injection, control and communication that drive deep-sea drilling. As seabed-based production moves ever-farther from shore, umbilicals are increasingly at risk of damage and failure that can grind production to a halt.

Our umbilical protectors retain and protect cables inside marine risers, and the specialty strap collar design allows the assembly to be custom fit to the outer dimension and durometer of each individual cable. These assemblies are primarily manufactured from noble materials for high reusability and corrosion resistance.

Forum’s umbilical protectors are part of our Cannon Services product line and extensive MultiLift artificial lift solutions catalog.

Benefits
  • Prevents costly damage to cables or capillaries during installation and retrieval.
  • Provides high reusability, increasing cost savings on well recompletions.
  • Installs successfully in even the most complex offshore/subsea well designs.
  • Installs quickly to reduce workover time and cost.
Features
  • Interchangeable designs (fits tubing with outside diameters of 3.5-13.75 inches or greater)
  • Strap collar design for custom protection and retention based on umbilical dimensions and durometer
  • Designs tailored for deployment overall production tubing and drillpipe connections
  • Installation via air-driven hydraulic tools
  • Options for corrosion-resistant alloy and other specialty steels
Applications
  • Offshore subsea completions

Vacuum Insulated Tubing Solutions

Vacuum Insulated Tubing Solutions

VIT Protection

Our patented vacuum-insulated tubing (VIT) protectors secure and protect VIT sleeves while also protecting and stabilizing control lines that run adjacent to the tubing. Customize your solution using multiple tubing, casing and control line configurations, all with proven reusability that reduces project costs.

Forum’s VIT protectors are part of our Cannon Services product line and extensive MultiLift artificial lift solutions catalog.

Benefits
  • Protects VIT from costly damage during installation and retrieval.
  • Offers high reusability, increasing cost savings on well recompletions.
  • Installs in the most complex offshore/subsea well designs.
Features
  • Interchangeable designs (fits tubing sizes with outside diameters of 2.375-13.75 inches or greater)
  • Custom designed to accommodate multiple control line configurations
  • Custom designed for multiple connection and sleeve combinations
  • Options for corrosion-resistant alloy and other specialty steels

Applications

  • Protecting control lines and securing VIT sleeves
  • Typically utilized in offshore or subsea environments

VIT Sleeves

Vacuum-insulated tubing (VIT) sleeves limit thermal exchange on VIT connections. Fully compatible with a variety of wellbore conditions, our VIT sleeves provide maximum insulation for multiple tubing, casing and control line configurations. Designed for multiple use cycles, these sturdy sleeves provide significant cost savings on future workovers.

Forum’s VIT sleeves are part of our Cannon Services product line and extensive MultiLift artificial lift solutions catalog.

Benefits
  • Offers high reusability, increasing cost savings on well recompletions.
  • Installs in the most complex offshore/subsea well designs.
Features
  • Interchangeable designs (fits tubing with outside diameters of 2.375-13.75 inches or greater)
  • Custom designed to accommodate a wide variety of VIT connection combinations
  • Specifically engineered dimensions for requested insulating parameters
  • Molded from a variety of materials for maximum thermal insulation and wellbore compatibility
Applications
  • Critical thermal stability applications
  • Typically utilized in offshore or subsea environments

Splice / Gauge Protectors

Splice protectors provide essential protection that shields cable splices from mechanical forces in the wellbore. With numerous configurations available, our protectors can be tailored to specific sizes of cables and splices.

Forum’s splice protectors are part of our Cannon Services product line and extensive MultiLift artificial lift solutions catalog.

Benefits
  • Protects splices from installation- and retrieval-related damage.
  • Offers high reusability that saves cost on well recompletions.
  • Installs in the most complex offshore/subsea well designs.
  • Reduces workover time and cost due to quick installation.
Features
  • Interchangeable designs (fits tubing with outside diameters of 2.375-13.75 inches or greater)
  • Configurations for flat-to-flat, round-to-round or flat-to-round cable splices
  • Commonly used on motor lead extensions and pigtail splices
  • Fits with splice types such as tubing-encapsulated cable (TEC), hydraulic, other line configurations
  • Suitable for high-angle wellbores
  • Custom built per well requirements
  • Assemblies deployed mid-joint or cross-coupling
  • Options for corrosion-resistant alloy and other specialty steels
Applications
  • Electric submersible pump cable splices
  • Heater cable splices
  • Downhole pressure and temperature transducer Y-block splices
  • TEC/fiber optic splices

Chemical Injection

Corrosion Protection with Chemical Injection Centralizer

Preventing the adverse effects of wellbore corrosion is an ongoing battle during production operations. While highly effective, chemical injection for corrosion protection also creates a a dilemma in that injecting too little may not stop the corrosion or buildup, but adding too much wastes product and can create downstream emulsion issues.

When installed below electric submersible pump (ESP) motors, our chemical injection centralizer serves as an ESP system centralizer with the additional capability of a chemical injection system. The uniform 360-degree spray ensures even dispersion that reduces the risks of single-dispersion injections while enhancing ESP performance and reliability. Additionally, the centralization function of the chemical injection centralizer allows equal spacing between the motor and casing, which provides equal flow paths for the production fluid to flow – preventing hotspots in the motor and increasing ESP motor cooling.

Forum’s chemical injection centralizers are part of our extensive Multilift artificial lift solutions catalog.

Benefits
  • Improves chemical treatment by uniform dispersion
  • Improves efficiency of ESP motor cooling
  • Reduces risk of corrosion spots from single-dispersion injection
  • Reduces risk of ESP system damage while running in well
  • Enhances ESP performance and uptime by proper centralization of the string
  • Improves ESP system reliability
Features
  • Downhole ESP system reliability
  • Connection capability for two chemical injection lines
  • Six dispersion nozzles for 360-degree spray dispersion
  • Check valve system
  • Customized tubing sizes and threads
  • Minimum injection pressure of 500 psi
  • Injection flow rate: ¼-inch up to 3.5 GPM, 3/8-inch up to 7 GPM
  • Differential back pressure resistance of 5,000 psi
Applications
  • Casing 5-inch or larger
  • Vertical, highly deviated, horizontal wells
  • ESP installations inside liner applications
  • Point-of-departure applications

Motor Lead Extension (MLE) Protectors

Motor lead extension (MLE) cables may keep a low profile in downhole operations, but these flat cables are the critical relay between main power cables and motors. To ensure maximum performance, our MLE ESP cable protectors ensure a superior fit and protection for these compact cables. Offering a lower running profile and improved deployment location, these streamlined protectors improve electric submersible pump (ESP) system reliability during installation and operation and minimize the cost of motor lead extension and pot-head failures.

Forum’s MLE protectors are part of our Cannon Services product line and extensive Forum Multilift Solutions catalog.

Benefits
  • Reduces the risk of MLE cable damage during ESP conveyance in well
  • Minimizes MLE cable failure risk due to lower running profile and improved deployment location
  • Offers high reusability that improves project economics
Features
  • 316 SS to prevent corrosion
  • Special retention clip for protecting up to two capillary tubes
  • Anti-rotation bolt for preventing protector rotation
  • Available for all sizes and manufacturers of ESP equipment
Applications
  • Deviated, vertical or horizontal wells
  • Conveyance inside liner casing
  • Steam-assisted gravity drainage wells
  • Geothermal wells
  • Offshore wells
  • Subsea wells

Cross Coupling Protector

Downhole cables are especially vulnerable during installation and retrieval. Our cross-coupling protectors support virtually any configuration of control lines, electric submersible pumps, umbilical lines or encapsulated bundles in the wellbore. The protector’s channel shields cables and lines as they transition across the coupling, helping to prevent damage during installation or retrieval of completions. The compressive fit design accommodates oversize or undersize tubing per American Petroleum Institute specs and securely engages the cable or lines to the tubing.

For your most challenging well environments, Super 25 cross-coupling protectors provide the same functionality as our standard protectors with the added benefit of superior corrosion resistance. No matter which configuration you choose, installation is quick and easy with air-driven hydraulic tools.

Forum’s cross-coupling ESP cable protectors are part of our Cannon Services product line and extensive Forum Multilift Solutions catalog.

Benefits (Standard Configuration)
  • Prevents costly damage to cables or capillaries during installation and retrieval
  • Offers high reusability, increasing cost savings on well workovers
  • Installs successfully in even the most complex offshore/subsea well designs
  • Installs quickly to reduce workover time and cost
Additional Benefits (Super Duplex 25 Configuration)
  • Superior resistance to many forms of corrosion encountered in oil and gas wells.
Features (Standard Configuration)
  • Interchangeable designs (fits tubing with outside diameters of 2-13.75 inches or greater)
  • Multiple channel designs available to support multi-line configurations.
  • Suitable for high-angle wellbores
  • Available in custom configurations
  • Options for corrosion-resistant alloy and other specialty steels
Additional Features (Super 25 Configuration)
  • Highly resistant to uniform corrosion from most acids, as well as chloride pitting and crevice corrosion
  • Superior resistance to chloride stress corrosion cracking
Applications (Standard Configuration)
  • Artificial lift
  • Permanent gauges
  • Intelligent wells
  • Fiber optics
  • Safety valves
  • Geophones
Applications (Super 25 Duplex Configuration)

Low Profile ESP Cable Protector

Low Profile ESP Cable Protector

Our low-profile ESP cable protectors provide the same industry-leading versatility and features as our standard protectors, but with a slimmer running profile. The channel shields cables and lines as they transition across the coupling, reducing damage during installation and retrieval of completions. By utilizing a compressive-wave design, the protector offers a tighter tolerance range on the tubing string.

Forum’s low-profile protectors are part of our Cannon Services product line and extensive Forum Multilift Solutions catalog.

Benefits
  • Prevents costly damage to cables or capillaries during completion installation and retrieval
  • Provides high reusability, increasing cost savings on well workovers
  • Installs successfully in even the most complex offshore/subsea well designs
  • Provides incrementally smaller running diameter in tight casing drifts and other restrictions
Features
  • Interchangeable designs (fits tubing with outside diameters of 3.5-13.75 inches or greater)
  • Designed to accommodate all cable and line configurations
  • Used primarily in single-channel configurations
  • Suitable for high-angle wellbores
  • Available in custom configurations
  • Options for corrosion-resistant alloy and other specialty steels
Applications
  • Safety valves
  • Chemical injection
  • Gas Lift
  • Permanent gauges
  • Intelligent wells
  • Geophone cables