Throughout the life of a well, it may be necessary to isolate existing perforations for the purpose of re-completing an alternative section of the wellbore or to prevent water from being produced.

Traditional methods involve setting a plug, straddling the perforations or performing a cement squeeze, all of which can be complex and costly and in the case of a straddle, result in a reduced ID wellbore.

To solve this challenge, TAQA has developed SwellPlug, a cost effective, low complexity, patent protected method that isolates existing perforations and allows water shut off or re-completion to occur. SwellPlug uses TAQA’s patented, field proven swelling elastomer technology.