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UK and international growth for completions market experts

UK and international growth for completions market experts


An international leader at the forefront of next generation creative solutions for the oil and gas completions market has announced significant expansion at home and abroad.

Vulcan Completion Products’ (VCP) has doubled the size of its team in each of the last three years, from seven in 2022 to 24 and rising in 2024.  From the company’s global headquarters at Westhill, Aberdeenshire the team boasts more than 200 years of combined experience into delivering the best design, manufacture, and application of bespoke, innovative, and ground-breaking solutions to a growing customer base all over the world.

Having built up a global network of carefully selected agents along with Vulcan Completion Products’ own regional offices, the company sells directly to IOCs, major players and headline service companies.  From centralisation, reamer and guide shoes to float equipment, cement plugs, collars and cable protectors Vulcan Completion Products has an unmatched record of success, with the prime directive firmly focused on being a quality service provider which consistently exceeds client expectations.

Growing global footprint creates Malaysia hub

As the global footprint continues to expand, the already impressive list of regional offices in the UK, US, Dubai, Baku, Saudi Arabia and Jakarta has recently grown to add Malaysia where a new regional office to service the APAC area opened in March.  The move is seen as a natural next step and allows the team to channel vast career-spanning experience of this market into creating a hub which will further extend its reach into Australia and Asia.  Under the leadership of APAC Regional Manager Alex MacGregor, the five-strong team managed from Kuala Lumpur is already making significant gains by fostering pre-existing relationships and deepening the company’s roots in the area.

R&D investment redoubles commitment to UK roots

Meanwhile back in the UK, significant domestic investment has led to the creation of a new research and development hub at Vulcan Completion Products’ global headquarters at Westhill, Aberdeenshire, effectively doubling the company’s footprint at its existing premises and redoubling its commitment to the North East of Scotland.  The move will provide a springboard in further accelerating Vulcan Completion Products’ already enviable track record for innovation, empowering the growing team to continue leading from the front and bring new and exciting products to the market to foster future sustainability and prosperity in all the company’s chosen markets.  In this part of the business alone, three new members of staff have been brought on board to bolster efforts to ensure the pace of development remains brisk and energetic.

57 granted patents worldwide

Ongoing global investment in intellectual property has accrued some 57 granted patents covering key markets including the USA, UK, Europe, China, India, the Middle East and Eurasia.  These mark Vulcan Completion Products’ innovative products out as truly unique and ensure they stand out from the crowd in offering trailblazing solutions which sit in a class of their own.

Stars of the company’s comprehensive suite of products, and the subject of 30 patents alone, are the industry hailed, boundary pushing Phazer™ Flex and Phazer™: Flex TT (Tight Tolerance).  These under-reamed centralizers reduce drag/running forces and minimise ECDs, whilst providing positive stand-off and the best possible conditions for zonal isolation.

Phazer™ Flex has been engineered to fulfil the required extreme specifications for under-reamed applications whilst Phazer™: Flex TT tackles annular clearances of less than 0.25” (6mm) in ultra-extreme cases.  All testing is performed to surpass API 10D (7th Edition) and meet all the rigorous demands of clients under-reamed wellbores.

North Sea sector success for Phazer™ Flex

In one recent success for Vulcan Completion Products, a major operator in the North Sea sector had been experiencing difficulties sourcing a competent under reamed centralizer to allow them to case and effectively cement their 7 ¾” liner which was required to pass a 9 5/8” casing to surface (ID 8.535”) and centralize in a 10 ¼” under-reamed open hole section. Previously the operator had seen a total loss of hookload/string weight in the 9 5/8” casing using a competitor’s under-reamed centralizer.   The customer opted to trial Vulcan Completion Products’ Phazer™ Flex in a “fishhook” shaped profile with 9 5/8” casing set at 6,300 ft and an open hole section of around 4,500 ft building from 45° to just short of horizontal for the lower 3,000ft.  Simulation software predicted RIH hookloads/drag and downhole effective stand-off.  A spacing plan of three per two joints for the lower 600 ft followed by one per joint for the next 1,450ft was agreed with stand-off in the 75-85% region over the critical isolation zone.  The predicted RIH drag analysis showed positive hookload and confidence the liner RIH was achievable which it accomplished, with excellent cementation throughout.

By supplying consistent, as specified products backed up by sound data, Vulcan Completion Products was once again able to achieve successful outcomes which exceeded client expectations.

Commenting on recent company growth, Ian Kirk of Vulcan Completion Products said: “By creating centres of knowledge simultaneously in the UK and in key overseas locations we can not only grow our presence globally but also strengthen our relationships with current and prospective clients by being physically closer to them.

“Our entire business is built on the importance of customer relationships and the team Vulcan now have on board are probably the most knowledgeable in the field today.  By listening to their needs, and those of the wider industry, we can place them at the heart of our ethos to innovate and evolve our products in step with the requirements of those we serve.  

“Adding more people in more locations ensures that all-important reach and investing in our global headquarters in the North East of Scotland consolidates the nucleus from which we will realise our future growth aspirations.”To find out more about Vulcan Completion Products, visit www.vulcan-cp.com email Sales@Vulcan-CP.com or call +44 (0) 1224 446710.

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Published: 04-05-2024

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