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Archer’s “Stronghold” systems ensure a rock-to-rock annular barrier in one trip

Stavanger, Norway, 08/30/2016 

Archer Oiltools has launched a new product family “Stronghold” for a series of perforating, washing and cementing systems to deliver faster, safer and more economical solutions for operators worldwide.

Stronghold encompasses modern perforation, wash and cement systems for a permanent annular barrier.

The Stronghold systems consist of:

  • Barricade: Archer’s field proven Barricade system perforates, washes, and cements the annulus, creating a rock-to-rock barrier in just one trip.
  • Defender: Archer’s field proven barrier test system enables operators to perforate and test annular barrier.
  • Rampart: Archer’s new ground-breaking cup-less system perforates, cleans, and cements the annulus, creating a rock-to-rock barrier in just one trip..

“The Stronghold systems provide efficient, flexible and reliable alternatives to traditional methods in plug and abandonment, slot recovery and other challenges met by operators in today’s environment,” Archer Oiltools’ Vice President and Managing Director Hugo Idsøe said.

“By eliminating the need for cutting, milling and pulling tubulars out of the well, Archer’s Stronghold systems deliver a step-change in effectiveness for placing a barrier,” Mr Idsøe said.

“Archer’s Stronghold systems provide a unique solution that saves operators costs and time, while ensuring protection and long-term safety for the environment.

“The name Stronghold is synonymous to the core value that the one-trip systems bring – absolute protection and safety.”
The Stronghold systems are designed and developed by Archer’s engineers and technical specialists who have years of experience providing solutions to challenges faced by major operators globally.

Together with Tubing Conveyed Perforating (TCP) products and new charge development, Archer’s Stronghold systems give an efficient and safe execution of operations providing time and cost savings.

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