offer enhanced options
Paradigm Group was established in
2009 in Groot-Ammers, the Netherlands,
to develop and introduce new technologies
targeted for well intervention solutions.
The initial focus of the company was on
thermoplastic composites for the purpose
of developing high-strength, lightweight
cables for well logging and intervention
services. From a strong IP position for
data transmission through a thermoplastic
coated slickline, this capability has led to
the innovative Slick-E-Line product, a tech-
nology that combines the operational effectiveness of traditional slickline services with
cased hole logging in a single, safer and
more cost-efficient platform. Slick-E-Line
is now fully commercial in key markets
around the world.
Since then, the group has expanded with
a portfolio now including drilling and flow
assurance capabilities, with group companies operating from the Netherlands,
Scotland, Houston, Mexico, and Dubai.
Paradigm’s latest drilling technology,
the Traction Drill Collar, provides for ward
downhole traction during horizontal drilling
operations. This traction provides added
weight on bit while dramatically reducing
vibration and stick-slip.
The latest Paradigm flow technology,
called Flexi-Coil, is said to be the world’s
first miniature flexible coiled tubing system for pipeline remediation. Flexi-Coil
allows crews to unblock and remediate
pipelines with a reach up to up 15 km from
a platform, replacing what have traditionally
been high-cost vessel remediations. Along
with Slick-E-Line, Paradigm Intervention
Technologies provides DTS/DAS with
fiberoptics-based slickline products. •
Multi-phase pumps offer improved
economics in oil and gas production
Conventional methods for producing oil and gas can be successfully replaced by a simpler,
more economic technology known as multi-phase pumping. Multi-phase pumping does not
require separation of oil, gas, or water, so production from the field can be gathered and
transported to a central processing area without requiring separate flowlines, separators,
heater-treaters, tanks, flares, stock pumps, and compressors.
Multi-phase pumps can handle low inlet
pressures, which makes them suited for lower-
ing the flowing backpressure of the well. With
many wells, particularly those on artificial lift,
substantial gains and accelerated production
can be achieved with even a modest drop in
back pressure – often enough to justify the
investment within a few months.
The advantages of this technology, says
Germany-based Leistritz, include a reduction
in the size and scope of the platform facility,
most notably by moving the well flow to cen-
tral processing, eliminating facilities. Other
advantages include production acceleration,
debottlenecking, and increased ultimate re-
Leistritz says that its multi-phase pumps are
built for use offshore, onshore, or in subsea
installations and are available in both a high-
pressure and a low-pressure design. They are
ideal for a broad range of oil viscosity and emulsions, and work very well with high GOR.
The pumps are made to cope with slug flow with no impact on operations; and high gas void
fraction as well as wet gas are handled with recirculation of liquids. The compression heat is
removed with the liquid and no process coolers are required. •
Today’s oil and gas industry is facing a
number of challenges at the same time: financial budgets are still tight, operators need
to react quickly and flexibly, and the drilling
environments are more demanding than ever.
TPS Technitube Röhrenwerke GmbH,
Germany’s leading producer of high-quality
OCTG, says it offers offers solutions to all of
With the philosophy of keeping a well-assorted stock as a manufacturer, the company
says it helps to greatly reduce the costs for
the clients while also ensuring a high degree
flexibility in supply.
With more than 40 years of experience,
TPS Technitube Röhrenwerke GmbH says it
is ready partner with oil and gas companies to
help them advance their projects worldwide.
To face demanding environments, TPS
Technitube says it keeps sour service grades
like T-95 and C-95SS in stock. Their TPS-
Multiseal-TS- 6 connection is the preferred
connection for work- and teststrings. To prove
its high performance, it has been successfully
tested according to ISO 13679 CAL IV.
The company says it can supply more than
2 million ft of premium tubing from 1.315-in. to
5½-in. OD pipe, and has more than 3,000 pieces
of accessories and fittings on hand, including
pup joints, X-overs, and flow couplings. •
The Slick-E-Line technology combines the operational effectiveness of traditional slickline
services with cased hole logging in a single
system. (Photo courtesy Paradigm Group)
TPS Technitube says that it can supply more than 2 million ft of premium tubing from 1.315-in. to
5½-in. OD pipe.
High-quality OCTG pipe meets the needs
of demanding environmental requirements
Leistritz says that its multi-phase pumps are
built for offshore and subsea applications.