Welltec® A/S has announced the start of an exciting and exclusive partnership with Isealate AS.
Welltec is now the largest shareholder of Isealate, and will be exclusive global partner to the innovative company based in Stavanger, Norway, providing patented patch-thru-patch technology.
Chief Commercial Officer at Welltec, Tommy Eikeland, stated, “Well leaks and damages are among the primary concerns raised by our customers during the intervention and workover phase. This acquisition perfectly complements our existing technology portfolio and adds a new dimension in terms of metal expandable capabilities. Once fully integrated, we will be able to set patches and Welltec Annular Barrier technology on either wireline or drill pipe, providing our customers with the ultimate re-lining and repair solutions for well integrity”.
Isealate AS Founder and Board Member, Bengt Gunnarsson, was also available for comment – “The integration with Welltec will allow us to bring our unique technology to more operators and deliver it through a global partner with a proven track record. In the meantime, this enables our team to fully focus on further development of the unique patch technology.”
“Welltec has a truly international field service organization and management support structure, along with unique engineering, mechanical and electronic capabilities, combined with in-house manufacturing capacities, which made them the obvious partner choice,” added Gunnarsson.
The Isealate patch
The downhole patches can currently be run on wireline and provide multiple benefits typically associated with straddles and larger steel patches without any compromise or trade-offs. The ultra-slim patches have a variety of applications from water-shut off and leak repair, to damaged casing or completion repair, whilst managing to maintain a near full bore ID with minimal restrictions allowing patch-thru-patch operations.