Press Release   •   Sep 14, 2010 08:23 BST

Leading international oilfield service company, Expro, will be showcasing some of its latest technologies at this year’s Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro from 13th – 16th September.

Expro believes there are significant opportunities in the Brazil oil and gas market and will demonstrate its ability to offer customers integrated solutions across the lifecycle of their wells.

Expro’s Latin America region director Sergio Zubelli said: “One of Expro’s major strengths is the continued development of new technology to meet our customers’ needs. Our highly focused strategy means we have continued to invest and develop many market-leading positions.”

Expro’s investment in developing subsea technology means it is a major player in the deepwater industry. It is a market leader in subsea landing string technology, with an established track record for the safe and reliable deployment of its subsea safety systems in the deepwater regions of the world, including Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa.

The company continues to widen the range of solutions offered to its customers, by introducing new technologies from its well flow management portfolio into the Brazil market.

Among the Expro technologies showcased at the event will be its ground-breaking AX-S™ subsea well intervention system. AX-S brings cost-effective, riser-less intervention to deepwater wells in depths up to 10,000ft. Its aim is to deliver a full range of wireline intervention services in deepwater wells at substantially less than the cost of using a rig.

Expro’s clamp-on metering capabilities will also be highlighted. The Expro Meters business offers wellhead surveillance on demand, utilising Expro’s sonar-based metering technology. Through the new non-intrusive flow meters, Expro offers real-time 24/7 surveillance designed for permanent wellhead measurement, as well as zero-impact portable well testing services, anywhere in the world.

Expro’s Connectors & Measurements business has an established reputation in the Brazil market, with its industry-leading Tronic subsea power and data connection systems being deployed in a range of significant deepwater developments.

Also highlighted will be the range of specialist equipment and services Expro offers across the entire well testing process, including drill stem testing / tubing conveyed perforating, data acquisition, fluids sampling & analysis, and flow measurement.

Expro first established a presence in Brazil in 1995. The acquisition of PowerWell Services in 2006 greatly enhanced Expro’s footprint in Brazil, and it has continued to build on this solid platform through investment in people, technology and local facilities.

Sergio Zubelli added: “Expro’s presence at this year’s Rio Oil & Gas show will go some way towards demonstrating that we continue to take significant strides in developing and offering the solutions our industry needs through the coming decade and beyond. Through our solid track record and the introduction of new technologies from our enhanced portfolio, we are well positioned to assist our customers in Brazil to capitalise on the many opportunities that exist in this challenging and exciting market.”

For more information visit the Expro booth, Pavilion 4, booth Z2, Rio Centro, Rio de Janeiro, September 13-16 or www.exprogroup.com <http://www.exprogroup.com> .


Notes to Editors


Expro’s business is well flow management.  Expro is a market leader in providing services and products that measure, improve, control and process flow from high-value oil and gas wells, through the four marketing segments of: Well Testing & Commissioning; Wireline Intervention; Connectors & Measurements; and Deepwater Intervention.

Expro's Latin America region has 300 employees and operates out of Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Colombia with each country offering unique market opportunities and challenges.

The Expro team in Brazil has significant strengths in a range of products and services within Expro’s well flow management portfolio. In particular, Expro’s commitment to developing subsea technology gives our experienced team the ability to complete subsea wells using our large-bore technologies, suited for deepwater pre-salt plays.


Expro – Kay Drummond      +44 (0) 1224 225700

Fifth Ring – Sarah Kenrick      +44 (0) 1224 628069