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When you need to punch a circulating hole or to install a check valve for low cost gas lift and chemical injection, Bonnett's has the perforator.
The Kinley Perforator punches a round, clean hole (from ¼" to ¾" diameter) or inserts a check valve (up to ¼" diameter) or orifice in the tubing. It is available for most sizes and weights of pipe and coiled tubing from 1.315" to 7" OD. It is safe to operate, using only a small Class C propellant charge. There is no danger of damaging the casing, as it punches a round hole instead of burning. The tool is even counter-balanced to always fire toward the high side of a deviated well, avoiding penetration of adjacent strings.
It can be used to punch a hole to circulate and kill the well, drain the tubing and prevent pulling out a wet string, circulate out annular sand bridges, open alternate zones when sliding sleeves can't be opened, or for plunger lift installations. It can also be used to install check valves or orifice inserts to provide a one-way flow for an inexpensive gas lift, chemical injection point, or to circulate hot oil for paraffin removal.
The Kinley Perforator performs at temperatures up to 160°C (320°F) and at pressures as high as 72,000 kPa (10,500 PSI) and runs on Slick Line or Electric Line. It can be used in any gas or fluid, and is H2S rated.
How does it work? On Slickline, the Bonnett's operator simply lowers the Kinley Perforator to the desired depth, and either locates a collar or sets down on a stop. A Jar up and then down will shear the safety pins and ignite the propellant charge. Expanding gas then activates a limited stroke mechanism to punch the hole or install the Check Valve. On Electric Line, it's even simpler. The Bonnett's operator runs the Kinley Perforator in the hole to the desired depth, then remotely activates the charge via the control panel in the truck.
For additional information about this or any other Kinley Tools, give us a call at 1-888-843-3833.