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Happy New Year from R&D Solutions

2017 was another year of challenges for our market sector. However, signs look positive as we head off into 2018 with the steady climb of oil and gas prices and an upturn in activity.

In August 2017, R&D Solutions welcomed to its ranks Alistair Paterson as the Eastern Australia Business Manager. Alistair hit the ground running and has already assisted operators in Queensland, New South Wales and PNG with options on technology that R&D Solutions represent to providing critical capabilities.

Highlights of 2017 included, upgrading our Quality Management System to ISO9001:2015 and our HSE System to AS/NZ4801/2001. In addition, R&D Solutions was instrumental in the first deployment in Australia of Ardyne’s ‘Downhole Power Tool’ which proved its capabilities pulling 110 Meters of 9-5/8” casing from the open hole through 13-3/8” for a plug and abandon operation. This contributed to significant cost and time saving.  Further, the WWT Flex Shoe enabled casing deployment into highly deviated wells in Queensland.

New technologies were added to our catalogue including, Deep Water Oil Tools, with the ‘SeaCure Cementing’ and ‘Articulock’ Subsea Hardware. Lee Energy Systems also stepped into our portfolio offering the hydro mechanical repeatable Gator Perforator and Speed Squeeze hydraulic stimulation system. Details on these tools will be highlighted in upcoming newsletters.

Conferences attended include the New Zealand Oil & Gas Conference in March and APPEA in May where we were able to showcase R&D Solutions capabilities and the efficiencies they represent. One Tide’s modular offshore deployment solution created quite a stir as did the Microgrid renewable power system.


R&D Solutions’ Doug Gillespie and Russell Furner at APPEA Perth 2017.

R&D Solutions also hosted a number of training events for TAFE and local operators which were well received due to the ‘hands on’ experience provided at the facility. Special thanks to Interwell staff for their excellent ‘show and tell’ of various intervention technologies they provide.

Student Visit

Interwell’s Colin Mackie demonstrates their technology to oil & gas students.

As 2018 rolls on, we thank our dedicated staff for all their efforts last year and our customers who continue to call on us for a myriad of different solutions. Thank you all.

R&D Solutions wish you all a safe, peaceful and successful 2018 wherever in the World you may be.

Ardyne single trip open hole casing recovery saves operator 41 hours. Read here the full case study of Ardyn’e TITAN System, a unified casing cutting and recovery with downhole power tool, recent success in the North Sea.