Perforating systems problem NOT penetration, it’s profitability!

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Perforating systems problem is NOT's profitability!

John Hardesty, Principle Research Engineer at GEODynamics

For decades, the perforating industry has focused upon cement penetration as the only measure of performance of perforating products…

We didn't look at the shape of the tip…
We didn't look at the condition of the sidewall…
We didn't look at the amount of clear tunnel that was produced…
We didn't look at the hole size and the change in the hole size 
from the casing to the perforation to the middle of the tunnel to the tip of the tunnel and…
We didn't evaluate how that perforation tunnel flowed.

Unless, you address all of these factors in perforation design then you're not going to generate the product that delivers the best economical performance for the well.

New Standards for Perforation Systems

John Hardesty

As we move away from evaluating perforation performance in cement, we have to develop tools to predict how these products are going to perform downhole…

The Primary Factor

John Hardesty

The primary factor is the amount of open tunnel.

This is affected by the rock that you're perforating, the system in the chart design, and also the conditions that you're perforating in…


The GEODynamics Perforation Flow Lab compares flow performance delivered by computing systems using natural rock targets under representative downhole conditions, systems, techniques & scenarios.

John Hardesty

We've built a facility that is the best of its kind in the world…to give us information that we have no other way of getting…to make things that haven't been made before.


…application specialists use state-of-the-art software to construct realistic simulations of your downhole opportunity…

John Hardesty

We start with a cylinder of rock, we apply stress to