AGE Developments have an extensive history of working within the mining industry on a range of projects. We are typically contracted to complete the following.
Downhole Dewatering Bore Fishing Services
Retrieval of dropped electric submersible (ESP) pumps, dropped casing, electrical cables, dip conduits or even spanners from within bores. We have an extensive range of fishing tools and downhole camera equipment to inspect, retrieve equipment downhole.
Paste Fill / Back Fill
AGE Developments has an extensive history designing and implementing paste fill sacrificial wear liners to reduce wear rates and reduce the need of regular removal/installation. In addition we have also been contracted to retrieve existing casing and casing stuck in hole. Part of the service is to conduct downhole camera surveys to determine the nature of wear experienced to aid in the resolution moving forward.
Dewatering Bore Cleaning & Remediation
AGE Developments offers various dewatering bore cleaning and remediation services with proven techniques to cater for different symptoms including bacterial clogging, mineralised deposits, sand or formation ingress, casing corrosion etc.
AGE Developments is able to design and manufacture innovative solutions for various dewatering projects including deep dewatering Riserless Pump systems operating in excess of 1000m depth and stainless steel quick coupled pump column for corrosive environments.
Formation permeability is best determined in-situ by measurement of the flow of a known fluid into or out of the strata of interest. Inflatable packers are often used to isolate a zone for permeability testing sometimes referred to as Lugeon Testing or Transmissivity Testing.
AGE Developments manufacture a complete range of inflatable packers for these applications including wireline packers for use with wireline coring systems. AGE also supply all the ancillary equipment required for the tests, including flow meter assembly, pressure gauges and 24 hour backup support.
Test equipment is available to suit NQ, HQ and PQ sized core holes, and can be configured to single or straddle system setups to test large or more specific zones. Dependant on the depth of the test area pneumatic or hydraulic (SWiPS) packer test equipment is available for your testing requirements.