August 13, 2019 / News Releases

Packers Plus Launches a Suite of Superior Toe Subs to Improve Stimulation Efficiency in Cemented Applications

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December 6, 2016 / Uncategorized, In the News

Resolving Well-known Issues During The Downturn

As oil and gas prices remain lower for longer, producers seek opportunities for continuous improvement. Great strides have been made since 2015 in reducing breakeven prices.

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November 2, 2016 / Uncategorized, In the News

An Eye Underground: ePLUS Retina System Cost-Effectively Verifies Multistage Frac Operations

Packers Plus was prompted to develop a new monitoring technology that can be mounted at the wellhead, detect real-time operation of downhole tools for each frac stage and be inexpensive enough to install on a routine basis.

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September 12, 2016 / Uncategorized, In the News

Driving Efficiency in Cemented Liner Completions

Oil and gas producers have succeeded in boosting production from horizontal wells in unconventional reservoirs over the last decade. This is attributed to advances in directional drilling, longer laterals, and multi-stage stimulation techniques.

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February 16, 2016 / Uncategorized, In the News

Global demand for oil is rising and the world would benefit from more Alberta oil, not less

This article, written by Packers Plus’ Senior Economist & Business Strategist, Dave McLellan, argues that global demand for oil will continue to rise into the future, and that Alberta stands out among oil producing countries for its professionalism of its operators and genuine care and concern for the environment. The world would benefit from more Alberta oil, not less.

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February 2, 2016 / Uncategorized, In the News

How to select the best multistage fracking technology

This article notes that Packers Plus, which pioneered open hole completions in western Canada, has also applied its StackFRAC ball-drop technology, first designed for open hole completions, to plug and perforation (plug and perf) with a cemented liner.

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January 15, 2016 / Uncategorized, In the News

Fishing for opportunity

This article explores opportunities for Canadian oilfield services in the current market downturn. It states that national oil companies in the US and outside of North America represent promising export markets and identifies obstacles to working oversees. Among these are political risks, company size and shifting geopolitics.

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Colborne, Flames excited to host Armed Forces Appreciation Night

Calgary Flames Forward, Joe Colborne, plans on being front and center as the Calgary Flames host Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night at Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday against the San Jose Sharks. Colborne hosts, in partnership with Packers Plus Energy Services Inc., members of the Canadian Forces at every home game in an initiative dubbed Colborne’s Forces.

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January 4, 2016 / Uncategorized, In the News

Packers Plus announces $7.7-million win in fracking system patent battle

Fracking technology company Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. said Monday it has won a $7.7-million judgement in a patent infringement lawsuit against rival Canuck Completions Ltd., a decision that could have implications for other similar lawsuits it is pursuing.

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August 18, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

First tenant buys property in Tomball Business and Technology Park

Packers Plus Energy Services (USA) Inc. recently bought 17.4 acres in the Tomball Business and Technology Park from Tomball Economic Development Corp. for an undisclosed amount, Colliers
International announced last week.

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July 10, 2015 / In the News

Packers Plus Energy Services to kick off Tomball business park

Canadian-based Packers Plus Energy Services has purchased a site in the Tomball Business and Technology Park to consolidate its Houston operations to a single campus.

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July 1, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Even with low oil prices, technology still drives efficiency, cost savings

Fewer wells are being drilled, yet oil and gas production remains at very high levels, with natural gas and crude oil storage heading for record volumes. Operators continue to push for even greater cost reductions in tools and services than the 20% to 30% that have already occurred. How do service companies deliver improved production in the face of those lower costs? The answer is technology.

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June 26, 2015 / In the News

Better mobility drives growth to Tomball

The unprecedented growth and vibrant economy in Tomball and across northwest Houston were the hot topics at the 7th Annual Tomball Economic Outlook Luncheon at Lone Star College-Tomball.

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June 6, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Packers Plus SF Cementor D Manages Unique Well Completion Application

The SF Cementor D stage collar from Canadian oil and gas service company, Packers Plus Energy Services, is a cementing stage tool typically used in monobore well completions, but was redesigned for a unique application in the Middle East.

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June 5, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Trio of new completion techniques offers promise for better, cheaper wells

Well completions have steadily been getting more efficient, but many in the industry think that a great deal more can be accomplished.

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June 1, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Turning venues from drab to fab

An abandoned grocery store may not seem like the ideal place to hold a high-class corporate event, but when John Hydo, director of event creation at Tomorrow’s Event Productions, stumbled across the dingy interior of a deserted store in Houston, all he saw was potential.

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June 1, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Alberta’s best workplaces: Best workplace for perks and incentives

With its broad range of benefits, perks and incentives, it’s no surprise that Rogers is making another appearance among Alberta’s best workplaces.

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May 19, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Tomball business park lures oil field services firm

The Tomball Business and Technology Park is taking shape and has attracted its first tenant with Canadian-based Packers Plus Energy Services relocating its Houston headquarters to Tomball.

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May 1, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Meritorious awards for engineering innovation

Hydraulic Fracturing Winner Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. | Inferno System

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April 22, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Tomball announces first tenant for Tomball Business and Technology Park

Tomball officials announced international oilfield services company Packers Plus Energy Services as the first tenant under contract at the new Tomball Business and Technology Park.

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April 1, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Innovations drive packers to new stages

Shift to open-hole completions, rising stage counts push packer strengths, capabilities.

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April 1, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Game changer

How JJ Giraldi helped Packers Plus Energy Services grow by 400 percent.

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March 21, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Innovation for savings

Packers Plus CEO says effective use of technology can cut costs, improve production.

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March 1, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Canada’s Top Energy Innovators 2015

From environmental reclamation to operational excellence, Canada’s Top Energy Innovators are pushing hard on their industry’s leading edges.

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February 9, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Drillers take second crack at fracking old wells to cut cost

Beset by falling prices, the oil industry is looking at about 50,000 existing wells in the U.S. that may be candidates for a second wave of fracking, using techniques that didn’t exist when they were first drilled.

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February 1, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

From the top of the pile

Could re-entries for additional laterals be an option?

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February 1, 2015 / Uncategorized, In the News

Addressing low oil prices with new technologies

Packers Plus has been one of the key players in the development of hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken play, as well as around the world.

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December 21, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Oil industry dials in efficiency as prices plunge

Calgary-based Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. is facing some tough months as oil producers slash budgets to cope with lower prices, but the well completions company also sees opportunity as its customers look to extract more oil for less cost.

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December 19, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Packers Plus taps Radius to streamline its expansion into Australia

Company capitalizes on growing demand for its hydraulic fracturing technology.

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December 16, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Amateur Santas give students an early Christmas

Freelance Santas, bearing gifts from Packers Plus Energy Services, visited the grade 1 class at St. Alphonsus Catholic School Tuesday.

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December 16, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Christmas comes early for Grade 1 class Dec. 2014

Grade 1 student Alessandro Anderson Prota reacts after receiving a Christmas present from Santa Claus.

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December 16, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Christmas comes early for Edmonton Grade 1 class at St. Alphonsus

Christmas came a few days early for a group of Grade 1 students in central Edmonton Tuesday, after a visitor in a big red suit surprised them with a sack full of gifts.

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November 10, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Calgary Flames forward launches program for military men & women

There's a reason Flames forward Joe Colborne always looks like he's going a mile-a-minute.

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November 1, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Ahead of the curve

Fracking technology leader transforms the drilling process.

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October 17, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Ewart: Oil price slide a numbers game for service sector

Drill down deep enough into the oil price story and you eventually get to the oilfield services sector.

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June 1, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Twin win

Ball-drop frac specialist responsible for standout oil and gas-producing wells.

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June 1, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Openhole, multistage verticals surpass conventional plug-and-perfs in Permian basin

A comparison of production data from cemented and uncemented vertical wells in the Delaware basin area of the Permian basin showed that openhole, multistage technology is a viable option for operators.

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May 1, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

On the ball

Canadian companies advancing alternatives to plug-and-perf fracturing.

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May 1, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Matrix acidizing innovation surpasses competing methods in Saudi carbonate

Matrix acidizing is a method of stimulating carbonate reservoirs for oil and gas production.

A significant percentage of matrix acidizing treatments do not meet expectations because of an improper job design and acid placement.

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April 1, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Looking for a job? Grab a down parka and go to Canada

In October, three months before Dan Themig’s busy winter season, he was scrambling to find enough employees to keep the natural gas flowing through the oil and gas pipelines of his clients.

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March 1, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Limited entry, multiple injection matrix acidizing technology boosts well production in the world’s fourth largest gas reserves

Acid fracturing or matrix acidizing is often required for increased hydrocarbon production and long-term well deliverability from the massive Khuff carbonate gas reservoir in Saudi Arabia, the holder of the world’s fourth largest gas reserves.

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March 1, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Evolution of drilling and completions in the Slave Point to optimize economics

This paper will detail the technological evolution of drilling and completion practices used to optimize the economic development of the Slave Point carbonate platform, specifically in the Evi and Otter fields in northern Alberta, Canada.

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February 12, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Groundbreaking innovation in Calgary

So where exactly does innovation come from?

Some would argue that people are born innovators, while others believe that people can develop the skills and knowledge required to be an innovator. All agree, however, that innovation often starts with a spark that ignites a passion to create, a drive to embark on a journey that is neither clearly marked nor easy.

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January 1, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Multistage system

Operators continue to realize savings in per-well costs with Packers Plus’ StackFRAC® HD™ multistage fracturing system designed for open- and cased-hole stimulation in unconventional oil and gas formations, said President Dan Themig.

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January 1, 2014 / Uncategorized, In the News

Efficiency and effectiveness curves drive unconventional production into 2014

From maximizing RSS on multiwell pads to integrated stimulation strategies, emerging technologies showcase production increases.

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December 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Taking manufacturing to a new level

The MX Manufacturing Centre in Edmonton, winner of the Alberta Construction Magazine Top Projects Award in the Industrial—Under $50 Million category, is proof that you do not have to go offshore to manufacture products efficiently.

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December 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Drawing on new drilling and completion technologies

Large pad sites in the Appalachian basin are now a standard as operators and service companies boost wellsite efficiencies.

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November 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Packers Plus opens Edmonton manufacturing centre

The idea for the newest Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. facility was born somewhere in the air between Calgary and Houston.

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November 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Innovation for horizontal/made to measure

New manufacturing plant could be model for the future.

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November 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Closure interview with Paul Higginson, Region Manager Europe, Russia & CIS, Packers Plus

Packers Plus Energy Services offers innovative completion solutions for open hole multistage fracturing (OHMSF) which is a key and growing part of the Russian market.

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November 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Packers Plus RapidMATRIX multistage completion system successfully exploits carbonate reservoirs

Matrix acidizing is a way of stimulating production of oil and gas from carbonate reservoirs.

The Packers Plus RapidMATRIX® multistage stimulation system is a game changing technology that has opened access to several major carbonate reservoirs.

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September 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Upgrading multistage fracturing strategies drives double success after success in the unusual Saudi gas reserves

Open hole multistage fracturing (MSF) technologies have been deployed in Saudi Arabia’s tight gas fields in both carbonate and sandstone formations with the objective of maximizing reservoir contact by inducing independent multiple fractures and increasing matrix contribution.

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September 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Quarterly update

Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. has officially opened the doors to its MX Manufacturing Centre in Edmonton.

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September 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Packers Plus opens MX Manufacturing Centre

With the world's first robotic assembly of its type, QA, and a unique testing and torqueing system, the MX Manufacturing Centre in Edmonton, officially opened by Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. in mid-September, is the first of its kind on the planet.

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August 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Packers Plus StackFRAC® multistage completion system facilitates pre- and post-stimulation testing in vertical and horizontal exploration wells

The Packers Plus StackFRAC® multistage completion system offers many advantages for exploration well completions.

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August 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Providing technological solutions for mature and unconventional fields

Packers Plus Energy Services wants to continue growing in Argentina, its number one market in Latin America. Led by its StackFRAC® completion system, the company specializes in providing multistage fracturing, open hole HPHT retrievable packers and specialty service tools.

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July 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Successful application of Packers Plus StackFRAC multistage completion system for open hole vertical wells in stacked pay zones

Packers Plus StackFRAC® multistage completion systems are designed for open and cased hole stimulation in unconventional tight oil and gas formations.

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June 11, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Packers Plus, Senex complete high pressure vertical well in AU

Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. has successfully completed a high pressure vertical well in the Cooper Basin of South Australia for Senex Energy.

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May 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Over a decade of innovation in unlocking oil and gas reserves worldwide

Packers Plus is the innovator of open hole, multistage completion systems and provides solutions for technically challenging applications in horizontal, vertical, multi-lateral and high pressure/high temperature (HPHT) wells.

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May 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Thinking in Pre-Salt? Look to carbonates

Over the last decade, the term “Pré-Sal” or Pre-Salt in English has crossed the mind of almost every oil and gas professional in Latin America.

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April 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

Openhole, multistage fracturing holds big potential in Argentina

Almost a century after its first oil discovery, Argentina is making headlines again through reports of the potential of the Vaca Muerta Shale in the Neuquén Basin — the most prolific basin in Argentina.

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January 14, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

We focused on high-end areas in what has traditionally been a low-end market

— Dan Themig, President & CEO, Globe and Mail

January 1, 2013 / Uncategorized, In the News

HP/HT tools allow completion of challenging wells

Canada's liquids-rich Duvernay shale has been the testing ground for innovative solutions in reservoirs that are defined by a unique set of completion challenges, including high fracture gradients and breakdown pressures, high differential pressures, and geological heterogeneity.

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July 14, 2009 / Uncategorized, In the News

Packers Plus leads drilling revolution

The founder and CEO of Calgary-based Packers Plus Energy Services never imagined that his
new way of drilling oil and gas wells would revolutionize an industry
struggling to find and replace production of reserves.

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January 16, 2008 / Uncategorized, In the News

Bakken steals Alberta’s thunder

It might be mid-winter on the Prairies, but Saskatchewan is hot.

Especially for energy players active in the Bakken light oil play tucked into the southeast corner of the province. Bakken is the new oilsands.

While not containing trillions of barrels of oil in place, it flies in the face of the pronouncements that there were no significant, conventional light oil pools left to be found in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. To put in context, this is being hailed as the most significant find since the Pembina Cardium play discovered in Alberta in 1957.

Yes, it’s that good.

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