GATE Energy Acquires Pipeline Cleaning Tool

GATE Energy today announced the acquisition of the eelReel Tool, an extended reach solution to clean plugged flowlines and pipelines, and its associated IP and technology.

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. It is only coil tubing deployed tool in the industry with an extended reach close to 5 miles, can traverse 5D bends, and is deepwater-certified with patented technology delivering the highest success rate in plug remediation.

“Pipeline and flowline blockages are a very costly and complex issue in subsea production worldwide,” Karthik Annadorai, Executive Vice President of GATE Energy said. “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, 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), and mechanical cleaning and pigging tools for early intervention (BlueDog Blockage Eliminator).


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