Cable Protection

Forum provides several inudstry leading solutions to prevent cable break. Through our Cannon Protectors and Winterhawk lines, we create protectors for encapsulated control lines, sub-surface safety valves and permanent downhole gauges, including gauges used in intelligent wells and the steam-assisted gravity drainage wells of heavy oil developments. We provide both standard and highly customized protection systems, and we supply the full range of alloys for various downhole environments. Forum also offers the Re-Li MLE protector which is designed to reduce the risk of Motor Lead Extension cable damage during the ESP conveyance in the well.
 

Description

Cannon Cable Protectors

We offer a full range of associated downhole protection solutions through our Cannon Services brand. Cannon Services is the world’s leading supplier of protection systems that minimises the possibility of damage to ESP cables, control lines and production tubing. Introduced in 1986, our protectors were first used to secure and protect control lines and ESP cables during the completion of the well. As the oil and gas industry grew, so did our protector applications to include products for any size ESP cable, bare tube, encapsulated line, intelligent well flat packs, subsea umbilicals and fiber optics and thermocouples configurations.

We design and manufacture a full range of downhole protection solutions for ESP cables, encapsulated control lines, sub-surface safety valves and permanent downhole gauges, including gauges used in intelligent wells and the steam-assisted gravity drainage wells of heavy oil developments. We provide both standard and highly customized protection systems, and we supply the full range of alloys for various downhole environments.

Standard & customised protection systems include:

  • ESP Cables
  • Permanent downhole gauges
  • Encapsulated control lines and flatpacks
  • Customized gaurds for safety valves
  • Specialized steam assisted gravity drainage gauge protection systems
  • Specialized installation tools

MLE Protectors

Motor Lead Extension protectors are engineered and manufactured to ensure superior fit and enhanced protection, improving reliability of the Electric Submersible Pump System during installation and operation.

Applications

  • Deviated, vertical or horizontal wells
  • Conveyance inside liner casing
  • Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) wells
  • Geothermal wells
  • Offshore wells
  • Subsea wells

Benefits

  • Reduces risk of Motor Lead Extension cable damage during the ESP conveyance in the well
  • Reduces risk of cable failure due to banding or other cable protectors overstress
  • Improves project economics because of reusability

Features

  • Available in 316SS, Carbon Steel, Carbon steel design treated with QPQ process to prevent corrosion
  • Special retention plate accepts and protects a maximum of two (2) capillary tubes
  • Anti-rotation lug prevents protector from rotating
  • Available for all sizes and manufacturers of ESP equipment

Winterhawk Cable Protectors

Winterhawk is the only power cable and control line protector with 4-point standoff design that does not require mid-joint protectors. Winterhawk cable protectors are not only robust, adaptable and repairable, they also provide centralization and support.

Application

  • Deviated or horizontal wells
  • Conveyance inside liner casing
  • Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) wells
  • Geothermal wells
  • Offshore wells
  • Subsea wells

Benefits

  • Reduce risk of cable damage during the ESP conveyance in well
  • Reduce risk of cable failure due to banding or other cable protectors’ overstress to hold in place the power cable
  • Eliminates the need of midjoint protectors
  • Improves project economics because of reusability; 98% re-run rate (highest in industry)
  • Improves inventory rationalization by modularized design
  • No special tools required for installation

Features

  • High-quality annealed ductile iron
  • 100% U.S. manufactured
  • Compression design is evenly distributed across the coupling length
  • Modular design enables customization to any tubing connection and power cable size
  • Available for ESP cable and control lines
  • Patented 4-point stand off design