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As part of recent investments in our Houston Facility, we're at the final stages in the installation of our new pipe blasting station.

An upgrade to the old blaster, the new equipment is fully automated, handles full range 3 pipe and has two independent blasters for both ferrous and CRA blast media.

The newest edition isn't just the perfect shade of Reactive green, but will further streamline the initial stages of our manufacturing process.

Reactive Downhole Tools Completes North Sea Installations
News release - 3 October, 2017

Houston Factory

Reactive Downhole Tools is celebrating the completion of six North Sea installations for multiple operators on both the UK and Norwegian continental shelves, worth in excess of £500K.

One of the installations was manufactured to incredibly tight deadlines, and Reactive delivered its swellable packers 36 hours ahead of schedule. Due to the rig being shut down whilst waiting on equipment, the time saved added considerable value to the customer.

The team also achieved an industry first as one of its swell packers was deployed in an exotic brine blend that would ordinarily rule out the use of swellable technology.

Globally, the firm has also signed two new long-term agency agreements in Bahrain and Pakistan and invested an additional $250,000 {£190,000} into its Houston facility. The investment has enhanced Reactive's ability to manufacture more components in-house, allowing greater control of quality and delivery.

Mike Allen, chief executive officer of Reactive, said: "We're proud to have successfully completed six North Sea installations this quarter utilising our Reflex HP® product line - two of these installations were particularly challenging. We look forward to continuing this momentum globally as the industry continues to pick up.

"The fact that we have in-house manufacturing in both our Aberdeen and Houston facilities gives us the ability to quickly turnaround tailored and bespoke solutions for our customers. It's this provision, as well as our continued focus on providing outstanding customer service, that really sets us apart from our competitors.

"Our success is testament to this and it's why we continually invest in new equipment - including our recent purchase of a HAAS four-axis vertical mill and a fully automated pipe blasting system. The equipment is capable of handling both carbon and CRA pipe in full range three lengths."

In 2017, Reactive appointed Derek Fullarton as regional business development manager for Europe, Russia and Africa, to establish and continue successful relationships with the firm's international clients.

Derek's experience includes a combined 30 years with Weatherford and Halliburton UK. Within both firms he held managerial, engineering and leadership roles in intelligent and well completions.

Mike continued: "As a small but growing business, recruiting the most experienced and dedicated individuals is critical. We are delighted that Derek has become part of our team and his sector-specific knowledge and skills have, and will continue to be of benefit to us. With Derek's sound management capabilities, I have no doubt that we'll achieve our ambitious targets for the European, Russian and African markets."

Derek added: "Being part of the Reactive team has been really exciting and dynamic. The company has achieved large scale growth since it was established in 2012 and, through my many years of experience in well operations, I'm keen to play an integral role in our future success."

Reactive Downhole Tools Assists in Achieving World Record for Middle East Operator
News release - 26 September, 2016

Mike CEO

Reactive Downhole Tools, leading supplier of lower completion systems to the global oil and gas industry, has completed an oil swellable packer installation in the Middle East for a major operator in Abu Dhabi.

At 19,000 ft it's the longest liner of this size deployed by all parties to date, and a world record for the liner type.

With the length of wells in the Middle East continually increasing, it can be difficult for operators to find packers with a long enough delay time to allow the liner to travel to depth as well as the circulation of breaker fluids before production begins.

Reactive provided its client with a long delay oil swell packer; a completely new compound designed by the team for this specific application.

Mike Allen, CEO of Reactive said: "This project is a significant achievement for Reactive and is testament to our hard working, dedicated and driven team, who continually deliver results. We not only manufactured and delivered the packer from Houston to Abu Dhabi with an exceptionally quick turnaround, but the successful mechanism allowed the operator to drill deeper and further than ever before."

As part of its plans to further increase its presence in the Middle East, Reactive is exhibiting at SPE's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Dubai this week for the fifth consecutive year.

Mike continued: "ATCE has always been a successful show for us and, given that we've recently proven our capabilities with this installation, it's apt that the show is to take place in the Middle East for the first time in the event's long history."

Established in Aberdeen in 2012, the company currently employs a team of 25 across its bases in Aberdeen, Houston, Abu Dhabi, Norway and Rio de Janeiro as well as holding a number of representative agreements worldwide.

Reactive provides comprehensive expertise in high performance swellable rubber technology and provides bespoke solutions - rapidly converting concepts to completions - across the entire wellbore.

The Reactive Roadshow Rolls into Dubai for SPE ATCE 2016
News release - 22 August, 2016

ATCE 2016

Reactive is looking forward to continuing its support of the SPE by exhibiting at this year's ATCE in Dubai for the fifth consecutive time.

The show, which takes place from 26 - 28 September, features the highest calibre peer-selected papers in the industry and sessions covering current applications and emerging technologies, within all phases of exploration and production.

The conference also gives attendees the opportunity to learn at collaboration workshops, forums, and training courses, while the exhibition showcases the latest technologies from around the world.

Mike Allen, CEO of Reactive said: "The Middle East is an exciting market for Reactive, and our operations in the region have experienced significant growth over the past 12 months; testament to our hard working and driven team."

"ATCE has always been a successful show for us, and we look forward to showcasing our services and new technologies for the fifth consecutive show."

The Reactive team will exhibiting on stand number 4037 and look forward to catching up with past and present customers as well as using the show to springboard new relationships in the Middle East and beyond.

If we can be of assistance before then, please email with your enquiry.

Our New Baby
News release - 16 June, 2016

CNC Machine

We've had an exciting delivery at our Houston base this week: a second, and much larger Mazak Quick Turn Nexus CNC machining station.

This significant investment in our equipment doubles our in-house CNC machining capacity, allowing us to produce much bigger tools than previously possible. The multi-tasking capability brings together advanced technology which in turn increases our productivity and ensures the high quality of products.

And, just when you thought our Mazak Quick Turn Nexus CNC machining station couldn't get any better - it does! It's been built to match the specific requirements needed for the production of our upcoming product lines.

In seriousness though, despite the current challenges faced by the oil and gas industry, investment in critical machinery, such as this reflects the confidence we have in our market.

We wholly believe that investment is key to driving the industry forward - and we're thrilled to be increasing our capacity to continue to deliver exceptional results for our clients.

Reactive Downhole Tools Celebrates US Success with Key New Appointment
News release - 4 May, 2016


Reactive Downhole Tools, leading supplier of lower completion systems to the global oil and gas industry, has marked its fourth year of trading with the appointment of a business development manager for the North America region.

Stacey Avalos joins the management team and will be based at Reactive's 30,000 sq ft Houston office and facility, which was launched in 2013 and represented an investment of $5 million.

Her experience includes a seven-year period with Baker Hughes which comprised a number of field engineer roles, and latterly a post as operations manager for which she led engineering teams and projects, whilst handling profit and loss (P&L) for West Central Area completions.

Having recently installed its 24,000th packer, the new appointment further demonstrates Reactive's commitment to the region.

Mike Allen, chief executive officer of Reactive, said: "We're incredibly proud of all we've achieved since Reactive's inception, having grown from a team of two, to a multinational business employing 25 and holding both ISO 9001 and ISO 29001 quality accreditation. We have recently reached a significant landmark with the recent the installation of our 24,000th packer in just four years, which really is testament to the quality of our products, services and open and trustworthy approach.

"We aim to recruit the most enthusiastic and talented individuals and we're delighted that Stacey is joining us. I'm confident that her experience and expertise, as well as her sound knowledge of completions, will enable us to further penetrate the US marketplace."

Commenting on her appointment, Stacey said: "I am very excited to join Reactive at such a challenging, but opportunity-filled time for the industry. The company has already achieved impressive growth; its Houston facility is absolutely fantastic, and the team's commitment to the US is clear. I'm looking forward to supporting Reactive's continuing growth in the region."

To extend its largescale plans and offering in the US, Reactive is exhibiting at OTC, Houston for the third consecutive time.

Mike continued: "Opening our Houston base has been a real milestone for Reactive and the pinnacle of our international success thus far. Having this permanent and substantial presence in the US allows us to carry out the testing and manufacturing required to fully support our growing customer base. We are confident that exhibiting at this year's OTC will give us the opportunity to build upon our successes to date and further underpin our dedication to the area."

Established in Aberdeen in 2012, the company currently employs a team of 25 across its bases in Aberdeen, Houston, Abu Dhabi, Norway and Rio de Janeiro as well as holding a number of representative agreements worldwide.

Reactive provides comprehensive expertise in high performance swellable rubber technology and provides bespoke solutions - rapidly converting concepts to completions - across the entire wellbore.