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Pressure forged in fire - energy enhanced for life

Formation uncertainties

Acidic corrosion. Extreme pressures. Temperatures up to 600°F. Formation uncertainties. It’s conditions like these that make geothermal well construction such a challenging task – one that requires superior tools. Take greater control with our new WAB® (Welltec® Annular Barrier) Solutions Portfolio with all-metal, high-temperature packers. In the demanding geothermal market, WAB ensures long-term safety and reliability—minimizing maintenance, maximizing asset life with reduced CAPEX and complexity.

Over the next five years, the US can expect more geothermal

From 2030 to 2050 the US geothermal market alone, is expected to grow by more than 60GW of renewable power with 28 million geothermal heat pumps and 17,500 heating systems.

U.S. DOE awards funding to support collaborations with industry    

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced funding for Welltec’s ongoing all-metal WAB packer project—a new solution designed specifically for geothermal applications.

Supported through the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), this award is an important piece of GTO’s research and development to reduce costs and risks associated with geothermal well construction through innovative technologies that address key exploration and deployment barriers.

Enhanced well integrity & reliability

- New all-metal expandable packers, ISO 14310-rated 

- Withstands up to 300°C, boosting well integrity

- Offers high-expansion zonal isolation assurance 

- Welds onto any base casing simply and cost effectively

- World-class tools via R&D, in-house manufacturing

 

 

Minimize maintenance & maximize asset life

- New high-temperature packers protect wellbore life span

- Higher uptime with Geothermal-specific tools

 -New packer rotates, pressures up, seals against the formation 

 -Cement assurance protects against endless high pressures

- Ensures less maintenance, restrictions, and flow limits

 

 

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Reduce capex & well complexity

- Nearly a decade of dedicated geothermal experience

- Eliminates cement, complexity, reduces upfront costs

- Planning and procurement expertise saves time and hassle

- Abandonment-ready design ensures cost-effective P&A

 

 

Well integrity & longer asset life: new generation WAB® solutions portfolio

- Full portfolio for geothermal, completion, intervention

- One-stop-shop for planning, construction, completion and P&A

- Industry expertise, innovative R&D, and manufacturing

- 25 years experience, with 60 offices in 50 countries

 

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Welltec - well sustained

Respect for and preservation of the environment is at the core of our business. At all levels, our goal is to minimize or eliminate negative impact—promoting greater environmental responsibility—and earning the confidence of stakeholders and customers.

Pioneering alternatives to cement in geothermal well construction:

- Cutting harmful CO2 emissions for cement vessel shipments

- Minimizing CO2 footprint with smaller expert team members

- Reducing CO2 emissions by deploying lightweight tools

- Conserving energy and natural resources in our processes

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High temperature 812WAB enables shut-in well re-lining

Explore how Welltec’s client achieved cost savings of $9-12M vs. drilling a new well with our high-temperature WAB—sustaining up to 600°F at full production—reviving a shut-in geothermal producer in the Philippines...

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People drive our passion to pioneer

From a handful of staff in 1995, our diverse Development & Engineering and Manufacturing workforce of more than 200 now operate in 2 dedicated product centers, delivering cutting-edge design, CNC robotics, and in-house manufacturing. But it’s the innovative, entrepreneurial mindset of our people that drives our passion for thinking and working differently.

- Top experts in research, D&E, manufacturing and operations
- Quality control to microscopic tolerances, 75% swarf time
- Innovative in-house manufacturing and automation, 24/7/365
- Strong local presence worldwide with highly skilled teams

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