Transforming Turnkey Blockage Remediation: GATE Energy Acquires eelReel Tool

GATE Energy in Houston, TX:

GATE Energy announces the acquisition of the eelReel Tool and associated IP and technology. 

The eelReel Tool is an extended reach solution to clean plugged flowlines and pipelines. With an established track record of resolving a multitude of blockages comprising of hydrates, scale, paraffin, and asphaltenes, the eelReel Tool is a state-of-the-art solution for remediation of pipeline blockages and production restoration. This is the only coil tubing deployed tool in the industry with an extended reach close to 5 miles, that can traverse 5D bends, and that is deepwater-certified with patented technology delivering the highest success rate in plug remediation.

The acquisition of this tool supports the GATE Energy portfolio of turnkey blockage remediation and pipeline/flowline maintenance services to the energy industry. BlueFin, a GATE Energy Company, will deliver the field execution services of the tool in conjunction with their extensive platform of proprietary chemicals (Polar Solve, Inferno, Aqua Therm, Boost Concentrate), gel pigging technologies (LiquiGel® Pigs), mechanical cleaning and pigging tools for early intervention (BlueDog Blockage Eliminator), all supported by pumping and filtration on each job. GATE’s flow engineering services (integrity management, production chemistry and flow assurance) will provide advanced modeling and evaluation for each job, ensuring the fastest and most economical path to full production restoration.

Karthik Annadorai, Executive Vice President of GATE Energy said, “Pipeline and flowline blockages are a very costly and complex issue in subsea production worldwide. The addition of eelReel to the GATE toolbox aligns with our vision of providing turnkey solutions to Clients that want to remediate plugged systems, or those that plan to avoid such situations. We are now positioned as best-in-class in subsea systems management, blockage mitigation and remediation. The original inventors are excited to be part of the GATE Energy family and this will ensure its success.”

BlueFin, a GATE Energy Company, is a leading independent service company with a suite of project execution niches and specialty equipment, covering a full range of pipeline and process solutions.

GATE Energy is a family of companies that provide scalable, fit-for-purpose services for the energy sector including engineering, commissioning, field services, operations and staffing services.

For more information, go to www.gate.energy/eelreel