Refurbishment Options

Thermoplastic Centralizer

Centralizing tubing and work string of deepwater completions is critical for preventing damage caused by riser contact. Manufactured from a DuPont™-engineered material, our thermoplastic centralizers are injection molded and designed for maximum durability and performance. These safe, stable and reusable centralizers offer a unique design including custom slots for each control line and a self-contained wrap that holds all locking parts securely within the assembly.

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

Benefits
  • Protects tubing from costly damage by preventing contact with riser.
  • Installs quickly to reduce workover time and cost.
  • Offers high reusability, increasing cost savings on well recompletions.
Features
  • Custom designed for tubing, riser and control line sizes
  • Injection molded for optimum uniformity and quality
  • Different injection molding colors for color coding
  • Single-piece design for quick installation
  • Excellent impact and wear resistance
Applications
  • Deepwater risers

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

Guards

Standoff guards use augmented channels to shield cables and/or lines that traverse over large outer diameter equipment, preventing damage during installation or completion retrieval. All of our guards are customized for their associated equipment, and field installation is quick and simple using air-driven hydraulic tools to compress collars and secure taper pins.

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

Benefits
  • Provides tailored solutions to specific well designs.
  • Can be refurbished, extending guard life and reducing secondary workover cost.
  • Adapts to both cost-effective and customized solutions to fit completion budget.
  • Installs quickly, reducing installation time.
Features
  • Broad size range (fits tubing with outside diameters of 2.375-10.75 inches or greater)
  • Compatible for deployment on tubing or flow couplings
  • Multiple designs accommodate all cable/line configurations
  • Options for corrosion-resistant alloy and other specialty steels
  • Secure pipe fit via taper pin
Applications
  • Safety valves
  • Chemical injection mandrels
  • Gas lift mandrels
  • Flow control valves

Chemical Injection Centralizer

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

ESP SandGuard

SandGuard is a unique multi-lift solution from FET that makes it possible to eliminate potential factors that lead to ESP failures.

SandGuard is a revolutionary technology that captures and quarantines fallback sand to keep pump restarts trouble-free. Proven through thousands of installations, SandGuard has demonstrated enormous increases in ESP run times in sandy wells.

SandGuard supports multiple applications such as ESP installations, horizontal or deviated oil wells, and offshore or onshore wells.

Benefits of Using SandGuard
    • Improves ESP life up to 1,200 percent
    • Protects pumps from sand fallback via continuous auto-flush feature
    • Captures all sand and debris falling onto pumps after shutdown, creating a clean start every time
    • Provides ESPs with softer starts that significantly improve pump life
    • Eliminates communication with the annulus, resulting in zero risk of failure or fluid recirculation
    • Offers compatibility with all ESP-produced flow rates
    • Withstands the harshest downhole environments
    • Offers standard or custom connections to production tubing
Essential Features of Using SandGuard

When it comes to Forum Energy Technologies’ sand management system, it is hard to top SandGuard. It is a perfect solution to capture the fallback of solids and sand and then separate it from the pump.

Due to its flushable design, our clients continue to commend its cleanable features that pave the way for repeated use. You can use SandGuard for multiple configurations and ensure get a fitting for a specific casing size. And despite the size, you can count on the effectiveness of SandGuard.

What Makes SandGuard So Unique

SandGuard captures the essence of the Forum Multilift sand management system and offers advanced sand control. SandGuard is a revolutionary piece of technology that quarantines and captures fallback sand to ensure the pump restarts without any issues.

After thousands of installations, it has become clear that SandGuard can significantly speed up run times for sand wells. Unlike other similar products in the market, the installation of SandGuard is simple and comes down to the pump discharge.

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Practical Validation of SandGuard
This case study case study unearths how effectively and dramatically SandGuard managed to increase the ESP runtime for Mississippian Lime wells as opposed to unprotected wells. With over 3,000 installations, data highlighted that SandGuard can accelerate the ESP life by over 1,200%.

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GasGuard®

Gas slugs develop under numerous production conditions resulting in various circumstances including changes in reservoir conditions, changes in production strategy (EOR/IOR) and changes in production rates. Despite the situation, slugging is one of the most widely faced issues in the oil and gas industry. This is especially true for unconventional wells produced with artificial lift technologies including electric submersible pumps (ESPs) that can experience significant increases in operation costs and capital expenses due to lost production, damaged equipment and inefficient operational envelopes which in turn lead to differed incremental production that could be captured in an optimized ESP system.

The best solution is prevention: disrupting gas slugs before they disrupt production.

FET presents the patent-pending Forum GasGuard®, which breaks down/infuses gas slugs before they reach an ESP system, creating an uninterrupted flow of liquid through the pump and eliminating slug flow. The result is a more consolidated, continuous production stream with higher liquid content leading to increased motor cooling and improved ESP performance with fewer shutdowns. With a streamlined, simplified design, FET’s GasGuard represents a new paradigm of protection against unpredictable gas slugs.

Our GasGuard® is part of FET’s extensive Multilift Solutions suite of artificial lift solutions.

Applications

  • Unconventional wells
  • Steam-assisted gravity drainage wells
  • Wells with severe gas slugging
  • ESPs, rod pumps, progressing cavity pumps, hydraulic piston/linear pumps

Features

  • No moving parts
  • Modular design for extreme applications
  • Compatible with chemical injection centralizer, SandGuard™ and Cyclone™ products

Benefits

  • Installs and pulls easily using the production string
  • Improves efficiency of ESP motor cooling
  • Reduces equipment costs with simple design
  • Disrupts gas slugs before they reach the pump intake
  • Improves pump runtime and performance
  • Helps prevent pump shutdowns caused by gas lock
  • Work in conjunction with and can reduce the need for expensive ESP gas handling devices that are still susceptible to gas lock