Packers Plus Combines Casing Integrity Testing and Toe Stimulation into One Tool with the Toe-XT Hydraulic Sleeve

November 15, 2018

November 15, 2018, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The latest innovation from Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. brings simplicity and reliability to operators for stimulating the first stage of oil and gas wells. The Toe-XT™ Hydraulic Sleeve is specially designed to enable a maximum casing pressure test before activating the sleeve for stimulation operations.

While these two key operations – pressure test and stimulation – have been combined into one tool, the mechanisms in the Toe-XT for each procedure are completely separate. This provides the operator with no time constraints and operational flexibility in meeting regulatory requirements and completing the well, ensuring capital expenditures are minimized.

During field trials, 4.5-in. and 5.5-in. versions of the Toe-XT Hydraulic Sleeve combined for successful installation and operation in more than 50 wells across North America. Among these installations was a well in the Eaglebine formation of East Texas, where the operator conducted a 30-minute pressure test at 11,450 psi and then came back a week later to begin stimulation operations.

“Early runs of the Toe-XT Hydraulic Sleeve have been very promising in providing our clients with certainty and operational flexibility,” said Packers Plus President and CEO Ian Bryant. “This innovative tool is complementary with the rest of our multi-stage completion systems, providing an effective way to initiate any completion program.”

The Toe-XT Hydraulic Sleeve is one of a suite of cemented liner options, including a wet shoe tool and rupture disc sub, offering customers flexibility for the toe stage to meet all their technical requirements. The Toe-XT Hydraulic Sleeve is part of the TREX™ Cemented Product Line, a suite of high-quality technologies designed to increase the efficiency and reduce the operational risk in cemented completions for operators worldwide. For more information, visit

For more information:

Ian Bryant, President
Packers Plus Energy Services Inc.
+1 (281) 587-7446

Tess MacLeod, Manager, Marketing and Communications
Packers Plus Energy Services Inc.
+ 1 403 234-6011