Research and Development

R & D

Concept to Completion


Reactive Downhole Tools has been developing swellable elastomers since 2010, before commercialising in 2012. We offer over 200 individual swelling elastomer compounds, each with different characteristics, letting us tailor specific compounds to individual reservoirs. Ultimately, we ensure that each and every deployment provides the optimum solution.


The Reactive Swellometer™ is a proprietary software package which allows for the selection of the best compound for each application. Once a compound has been selected, we manufacture prototype packers and test in full scale in conditions - as close to those of the reservoir as possible.


Our on-site test facility gives us the ability to test several packers consecutively - and quickly confirm compound selection - before manufacturing each element.

Reactive's testing regime consists of:

  • Swell speed testing - to confirm safe deployment window
  • Single element differential pressure testing
  • Multiple stacked element differential pressure testing
  • Pressure up to 20,000 Psi @ up to 400 F

To ensure accurate results and the maintenance of short lead times, our facility is operational 24 hours each day.


We believe in the transparency of testing and welcome our customers to come along and witness our tests.






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UK Headquarters
Balgownie Lodge
Campus 3, Aberdeen Innovation Park
Bridge of Don
AB22 8GW
United Kingdom

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