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GATE acquires eelReel Tool

Written by  OE Staff Friday, 24 March 2017 10:16

The eelReel Tool is an extended reach solution to clean plugged flowlines and pipelines. With an established track record of resolving a multitude of blockages comprised of hydrates, scale, paraffin, and asphaltenes, the eelReel Tool is a solution for remediation of pipeline blockages and production restoration. The coil tubing deployed tool has an extended reach close to 5mi, can traverse 5D bends, and is deepwater-certified with patented technology delivering plug remediation.

The acquisition of this tool supports the GATE Energy portfolio of turnkey blockage remediation and pipeline/flowline maintenance services to the energy industry. BlueFin, a GATE Energy company, will deliver the field execution services of the tool in conjunction with their platform of proprietary chemicals (Polar Solve, Inferno, Aqua Therm, Boost Concentrate), gel pigging technologies (LiquiGel Pigs), mechanical cleaning and pigging tools for early intervention (BlueDog Blockage Eliminator), all supported by pumping and filtration on each job. GATE's flow engineering services (integrity management, production chemistry and flow assurance) will provide advanced modeling and evaluation for each job.

"Pipeline and flowline blockages are a very costly and complex issue in subsea production worldwide,” said Karthik Annadorai, executive vice president, GATE Energy. “The addition of eelReel to the GATE toolbox aligns with our vision of providing turnkey solutions to clients that want to remediate plugged systems, or those that plan to avoid such situations."

Image: eelReel tool/GATE Energy

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