Commitment to Quality

At Packers Plus, Quality means continuously working to improve our manufacturing processes, products and services so that we exceed our customer’s expectations.

Proven performance in oil and gas completions

 

Committed to continually improve Quality, the Packers Plus Manufacturing facility in Edmonton has met all the Quality Management System requirements of API Q1 and ISO 9001. In addition, the Rapid Tool Development Centre in Tomball, TX has met all the Quality Management System requirements of ISO 9001.

Packers Plus Energy Services has a fully integrated quality assurance and quality control process that begins at the design stage and follows each tool through manufacturing, assembly, testing, shipping and installation. Automation and robotics are incorporated into our proven process to ensure consistency and repeatability of key criteria in each step as we design, develop and manufacture our patented tools and systems. The combination of our barcode system and document management software creates a tracking system that is second-to-none within the oil and gas service industry.

Quality Certifications

Committed to continually improve Quality, the Packers Plus Manufacturing facility in Edmonton has met all the Quality Management System requirements of API Q1 and ISO 9001.

API Q1 – 2974
ISO 9001 – 3023

Packers Plus Rapid Tool Development Centre in Tomball, TX has met all the Quality Management System requirements of ISO 9001.

ISO 9001

Read more about our Manufacturing Quality & Reliabiltiy Program at Packers Plus

Manufacturing Capabilities

World-class Manufacturing

As a commitment to quality and meeting stringent standards, Packers Plus achieved ISO 9001 certification for our manufacturing operations and our engineering research and design process at our manufacturing centres in both Edmonton, Alberta and Houston, Texas. We are also API Q1 certified at our Edmonton facility.

The award-winning Edmonton facility is more than 250,000 square feet, over 80% dedicated for the shop floor, and comprises manufacturing engineering personnel, component storage, automated and manual assembly, automated torque and testing, pressure testing, quality assurance, quality control, raw material procurement and an automated inventory rack system. The automated inventory system learns which items the assembly robots use most frequently and repositions inventory for quicker access. Automation ensures Packers Plus tools are built consistently and a high quality product is delivered to our customers every time.

Our Houston manufacturing facility is 88,000 square feet and is modeled after our manufacturing facility in Edmonton. These hi-tech facilities provide Packers Plus tools and systems for operations around the world. We have the ability to significantly increase production to meet the demand of all our customers through our extensive network of quality machine shops across North America.

Packers Plus has also developed partnerships with industry-leading vendors in coatings, threading and heat treating. This network of partners provides us with superior workmanship and skilled tradesmen who interact with our team on a daily basis. These strong relationships are a key aspect in our ability to meet and exceed customer demand.

Quality Control

Packers Plus machined components undergo a rigorous inspection process to ensure all design criteria have been met prior to assembly. In addition to our coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), Packers Plus has invested in the latest technologies, inspection equipment and experienced quality personnel. Packers Plus uses automated torque and test robots, which feature a laser measurement device, multiple pressure transducers, torque monitoring systems and video for inspection.

Our fully integrated torqueing system contains all torque requirements for both premium and standard American Petroleum Institute (API) threads.

Another element of our quality control process is to pressure test tools before shipping and our facilities are set-up to pressure test multiple tools at one time.

The automated torque and test system can test up to 10,000 psi (69 MPa), and create pressure testing and torque charts for every tool. Specific data on each tool is then recorded using its unique 2D barcode and electronically stored in the wireless data logging system. The Houston facility recently installed an automated testing system that can achieve 15,0000 psi (103 MPa) pressure. Packers Plus also has the capability to manually torque and test tools for specialty applications, including corrosion-resistant alloys, prototypes and unique tools. This provides our customers with the confidence that our quality control process encompasses every tool we develop.

2D Barcodes

As part of our commitment to superior quality and long-term traceability, all Packers Plus tools and their individual components receive a unique 2D barcode. Information relating to the 2D barcode is stored electronically through an internal wireless data logging system, including the raw material certificate, production order and testing/torqueing data.

This system provides 100% traceability for internal purposes and for our customers, as a serial number is also incorporated into the 2D barcode for each assembled tool. This also includes accessories, such as pup joints, collars and centralizers.

This additional unique identifier allows us to track every tool from assembly through to installation, including the position each tool is run in the well. As all components are systematically recorded using our barcode system, Packers Plus is easily able to access all QA/QC information for our tools through our document management software, even after they are installed. The combination of our barcode system and document management software creates a tracking system that is second-to-none within the oil and gas service industry.

Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM)

Packers Plus takes pride in the precision of our manufacturing process. Automated tool construction and the need for exact tolerances require a high level of accuracy. To achieve this, we use CMMs to guarantee a meticulous quality control process. All tools in the Packers Plus product line can be measured to within 1/10,000 of an inch (1/4,000 of a cm).

Packers Plus uses Zeiss Accura CMM stationary machines with multiple sensors and portable FaroArms. CMMs to allow for flexibility in the quality control process. Our inspection programs are based on exact specifications put forward by our engineering team. A custom report is generated and stored for each component that is inspected. This provides a clear picture of each tool in a 3D environment, which can then be used for making alterations or modifications at any point in the design or manufacturing process.

Quality Management System

The newest addition to the Packers Plus Quality Management System is the Shop Floor Technology (SFT) Program. This SFT gives shop floor operators the ability to digitally monitor and track all jobs, eliminating the need for paper use. The system gives the operator the priority level of incoming jobs, so that they can efficiently schedule their area. The system has added features like remote access to live testing, assembly procedures that automatically appear on a screen for each job and a manual QC inspection that is digitally displayed on a tablet, instead of having to mark up a paper drawing while on the floor.

Quality Policy

We are committed to providing the required resources to continually improve the effectiveness of the quality management system, and we comply with all customer and regulatory requirements.

Quality Principles at Packers Plus Energy Services

Customer Service: quality begins by actively listening to the customer

Measurement and Metrics: routine measurement and monitoring provides insights that inform proactive and preventative action

Continuous Improvement: always striving to improve our products and services so that we exceed our customer’s expectations

Preventative and Corrective: proactive approaches when defining, testing, and mitigating actions

Company-wide:  the organization is focused on integrated quality processes

Risk Based: assessing the risk environment to optimize allocation of resources toward quality initiatives

Through Innovation: Robotics & Innovation

Automated assembly robots have enhanced the manufacturing and production capabilities at Packers Plus.

Automated assembly robots offer many features and benefits

Track all components throughout the process, ensuring each tool is fully traceable.

Can build on average 80 tools per shift or 240 tools per day, depending on tool type.

Have a vision system that certifies each component is correct.

Have specific criteria built into each step, ensuring quality control. The robot will alert the operator if criteria are not met.

Have a carrying capacity of 1,102 lbs. at full extension.

Move 7.8 in. per second at full speed.

Over 20 Years of Innovation

Packers Plus is pleased to celebrate our 20th Anniversary in the lower completions business. Throughout the years, we've diversified and grown, but we still deliver innovative high-value completion technology solutions that work (the first time).

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A lot has changed at Packers Plus since January 2000, when our founders, Dan Themig, Peter Krabben and Ken Paltzat started a small, dynamic company with a niche focus on providing oil and gas operators with innovative completion solutions.

Today, Packers Plus is a diversified completions company that employs many, in several locations across the globe. As we lean into the next decade and celebrate the past, we want to thank everyone who has been part of the Packers Plus story and legacy. We appreciate your contributions and dedication to the company!

Mission & Core Values

We deliver innovative high-value completion
technology solutions that work (the first time).

Operational Excellence

This is the foundation of our company and we strive to constantly improve, to deliver the very best each and every time.

Innovation

We look for new ideas and processes to develop products and services that meet the ever-changing needs of our customers.

Customer Intimacy

We know the value of understanding each individual client and their unique needs and we are able to cater to each client's specific requirements.

Meet our co-founders

In 2000, Dan Themig, Peter Krabben and Ken Paltzat
were ready to create a dynamic, new organization with a niche focus on
providing oil and gas operators with innovative completion solutions.

Dan Themig

Co-Founder & Director

Peter Krabben

Co-Founder & Director

Ken Paltzat

Co-Founder & Director

Meet our executive team

Stuart Wilson

President & CEO

Get to know Stuart

JJ Giraldi

Chief Financial Officer

Get to know JJ

Packers Plus over the years

Packers Plus is a privately held company, focusing on research and development to create technological advances in completions for the oil and gas industry.

2020

Packers Plus celebrates its 20-year anniversary and two decades of innovation, operational excellence and customer intimacy.

2019

Packers Plus expands their cemented toe sub options with Toe-AP™ and TREX™ Wet Shoe Sub.

The AeroSTAT™ Glass Barrier Sub is launched, simplifying installations in both open and cased hole operations by facilitating casing flotation to planned depth.

2018

Packers Plus launches the Toe-XT™ Testable Hydraulic Sleeve, combining casing integrity testing and toe stimulation into one tool.

Packers Plus continues to increase efficiency in cemented completions with the launch of a complete suite of Lightning Frac Plugs that includes composite and dissolvable plugs.

2017

Packers Plus launches the TREX Cemented Completions Solutions, a suite of high-quality technologies designed to increase the efficiency and reduce the operational risk in cemented completions for operators worldwide.

2016

Packers Plus is awarded the 2016 Alberta Oil Top Oil and Gas Service Company in Canada.

 

2015

Packers Plus celebrates 15 Years!

Packers Plus receives the 2015 World Oil Award for Best Visualization & Collaboration.

Offices in Neuquén and Buenos Aires, Argentina are opened.

2014

Packers Plus installed their first system in Colombia, Germany, Kazakhstan and Vietnam.

2013

Packers Plus  moves into a new state-of-the-art MX Manufacturing Center in Edmonton, AB. The 224,000ft2 facility includes robotic assembly and test cells unique to the oil and gas industry.

Packers Plus installed their first QuickFRAC® job internationally in Turkey.

Packers Plus installed their first system in Georgia and Ukraine.

2012

New office opened in Denver, CO.

2011

Packers Plus installs and successfully stimulates a 60-stage job in the US Marcellus shale.

Packers Plus installs their first QuickFRAC® job in the United States in the Avalon formation and SF Cementor® job internationally in the Australia.

Packers Plus installs their first Titanium job internationally in the Netherlands and completes their first well in Russia and first offshore well in Brazil.

2010

The QuickFRAC® system is launched, as is the SF Cementor® stage collar, a hydraulically-opened, mechanically closed stage collar.

Packers Plus completes its first geothermal well in the Cooper Basin, Australia and installed their first 40 stage system in the United States.

2009

New Service Centers are opened in Red Deer, AB and Casper, WY.

The StackFRAC® Titanium® XV HPHT system is installed in Canada for the first time and the first StackFRAC HD system is installed in Saskatchewan’s Torquay formation.

The RapidMATRIX® system was ran for the first time internationally in Saudi Arabia.

Packers Plus installed their first system in the Eagle Ford formation and in the Netherlands and the UK.

Packers Plus is named Oilweek’s Supplier of the Year and is awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Prairies Region and for all of Canada.

2008

Technology Centers in Edmonton, AB and Houston, TX are officially opened.

Packers Plus installed their first system in the Niobrara formation.

Packers Plus installed their first system in Algeria and Libya.

2007

International work continues to grow. Packers Plus completes wells in Saudi Arabia, China, Mexico, Argentina, Romania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2006

The first system outside of North America is installed in Gabon, West Africa. This is the first offshore well completed by Packers Plus.

Packers Plus opened an office in Cyprus.

Packers Plus installed their first system in the Cotton Valley formation.

2005

A second office opened in Houston, TX and a new Service Center opened in Williston, ND.

2004

The RapidMATRIX® system, designed for acid stimulation in carbonates, is installed for the first time in Texas.

Two operators evaluate the StackFRAC®  system for use in emerging Bakken play in Canada.

Packers Plus installed their first system in the Woodford shale formation and the Cleveland formation.

2003

Packers Plus installed their first system in the Bakken formation.

2001

Packers Plus introduces the revolutionary StackFRAC® system, transforming horizontal, multistage completions and enabling operators to maximize production in tight rock formations and mature fields.

2000

Dan Themig, Ken Paltzat and Peter Krabben develop a small company with a focused niche on providing innovative completions solutions for oil and gas operators.

The first office opens in Calgary and Edmonton, AB along with Service Centers in Estevan, SK and Grande Prairie, AB.

A great work environment

Packers Plus employees are innovators and thought leaders and
help move the oil and gas industry forward

New ideas and new processes are vital to the success of our business. Our team includes individuals who are not only the best in the industry, but who also have a strong entrepreneurial spirit that keeps our company on the leading-edge of new technology.

Interested  in joining our team? Find out more on our Careers page. 

Certifications

Committed to continually improve Quality, the Packers Plus MX Manufacturing and Rapid Tool Development Centres in Edmonton have met all the Quality Management System requirements of API Q1 and ISO 9001.

API Q1 #2974
ISO 9001 #3023

Packers Plus Rapid Tool Development Centre in Houston has met all the Quality Management System requirements of ISO 9001.

ISO 9001

Commitment to the environment

Packers Plus technology has made a major impact on productivity in recent years, and these same technological advances have also enabled operators to reduce their environmental impact.

As a progressive and innovative company, Packers Plus recognizes the importance of protecting and preserving the environment in which we operate. As such, we strive to improve not only our products and operations, but also our environmental impact.

Packers Plus believes in safe operations and environmental procedures that provide high value to both customers and employees. We comply with all provincial, federal and local laws and regulations, and conduct operations in a manner that demonstrates a respect for the environment. Employees are professionally trained and equipped with the knowledge to make sound decisions on the job. In addition, Packers Plus makes every effort to recycles metals, plastics, cardboard, paper and wood materials. All hazardous waste is disposed through a certified vendor.

Preventative maintenance plays a key role in avoiding pollution and harm to the environment and Packers Plus will continue to conduct operations with a progressive and innovative attitude, now and in the future.

Awards & Recognition

Packers Plus is proud to be a recognized leader in our industry

2017 - Silver Wellness Award from Canada's Safest Employers
2016 - Best Oil & Gas Service Company in Canada
2015 - World Oil Best Visualization & Collaboration
2015 - E&P Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation: Inferno System
2015 - Finalist, Alberta's Best Workplaces
2014, 2015 -Oil & Gas Awards, Best Completions Technology
2014 -Technology Stars: New Technology Magazine
2014 - Top Innovators Award: TechRev, Innovate Calgary
2013 - Top Projects Award for Industrial under $50Million: Alberta Construction Magazine
2013 - Alberta’s Top 25 Innovative Companies: Alberta Venture Magazine
2010 - Dan Themig: Business in Calgary Leaders of Tomorrow
2010 - Dan Themig: Sproule Innovation and Achievement Award
2010 - Dan Themig: SPE Meritorious Engineering Award
2009 - Oilweek Supplier of the Year
2009 - Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Prairies Region & Canada