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Arild Helleren

Region Director, Asia Pacific
Phone: +60 12 304 3681

Brett Hrabovsky

Area Manager Oiltools North America
Phone: +1 (281) 785 9222

Nordine Benyahia

Business Development Manager, Angola
Phone: +244 943 254 580

Lars Harald Norheim

Director Business Development & Sales

Bjørn Bærheim

Region Director, Europe & Africa
Phone: + 47 51 30 81 70

Jone Kartevold

Region Director
Phone: + 47 51 30 88 20

Lars Harald Norheim

Director Business Development & Sales

Kenneth Bertram

Country Manager
Phone: +44 01224 767677

Archer's Plugs

Archer’s plug solutions are tailor made to provide cost and time savings for a wide range of applications including managing well integrity, securing well suspension, plug and abandonment (P&A), and pressure testing.

Derived from the first version plugs, today the LOCK® and SPARTAN™ series of plugs form the baseline of the plug portfolio, field proven worldwide.

Our plugs are rapid to set and seal, easy to move and reset.

The result: high efficiency and low cost.

LOCK® Plugs – Gas Tight (V0) SPARTAN™ Plugs
TIMELOCK™ - For short, medium and long-term suspension and harsh well conditions. V0 rated, retrievable, resettable. SPARTAN™ LEAKFINDER - For testing, leak detection and activation of other tools. Resettable.
STORMLOCK® - For rapid storm suspension, short, medium and long term suspension and harsh well conditions. V0 rated, retrievable, resettable, extensive hang off capacity. SPARTAN™ - For short or medium-term well suspension. Retrievable; resettable.
LASTLOCK® - For total security in permanent well abandonment and harsh well conditions. V0 rated. SPARTAN™ Fundament - For permanent applications.
Unique Plug Solutions
VAULT™ Dual Plug – Set and Retrieve 2 plugs in single run.
HUNTER™ Plug run in tandem with other tools having ability to rotate string without unintentionally setting plug.
SPEARHEAD™ P&A Casing Retrieval Plug System.

Safelock timelock stormlock lastlock
Sizes, Inches 9-5/8 — 14 7 — 14 9-7/8 — 13-5/8 7 — 14
Pressure rating, psi [bar] 5,000 — 7,500 [344 — 517] 5,000 — 10,000 [344 — 689] 8,000 — 10,000 [551 — 689] 5,000 — 10,000 [344 — 689]
Temperature rating, °F [°C] 59 — 212 [15 — 100] 39 — 302 [4 — 150] 39 — 302 [4 — 150] 39 — 302 [4 — 150]
ISO 14310 VO qualified Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max hang-o weight, lbs [tons] 154,000 [70] 154,000 [70]1 551,000 — 660,000 [250 — 300]
Through-bore diameter, inches 3 32 2
Typical suspension period Days to Months Days to Years Days to Years Permanent
Threads down Pin NC — 50 Pin NC — 50 Pin 6 — 5/8in FH
Ball valve Yes Yes Yes
Ball valve differential, psi [bar] 3,625 [250] 9,000 [620] 10,000 [689]
Ball valve ISO 28781 qualified Yes Yes Yes
1 30 tons for 7 inch plug, 2 1.5 inches for 7 inch plug. Specifications may be subject to change.

Related Challenges


A large number of oil and gas assets are coming to the end of their designed life expectancy and need to be decommissioned safely, securely and cost effectively.

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Well Integrity

Well integrity is concerned with the safe and reliable containment of all well fluids throughout the life of a well, including after decommissioning.

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Washover Retrieval Tool

When hard or packed-off debris is not easily removed by high-rate washing, the Washover Retrieval Tool can be used. By rotating slowly to loosen the debris, then pumping fluid to wash, the above-plug obstruction can be easily removed.

Muleshoe Retrieval Tool

There are applications where standard, flat bottomed running tools can hang up on edges or other internal restrictions, such as mid-string packers, liner-top polished bore receptacles (PBR’s) or casing diameter variations. In those instances, rotating the Muleshoe Retrieval Tool allows it to ‘climb’ restrictions, enabling the assembly to pass and continue running in hole.

Magnetic Drift Tool

Equipped with gauge rings, brushes and magnets, this tool will ensure the casing is clean and the internal diameter is confirmed prior to setting the plug. Using this tool can potentially save a cleanup run, improving efficiency and reducing cost.

Milling Tool

The Milling Tool enables milling of the plug element and gauge rings, allowing contingency release and retrieval of the plug should the primary retrieval method prove unsuccessful.

Bridge Plug

Wellbore bridge plugs may be permanent or retrievable, enabling the lower wellbore to be permanently sealed from production or temporarily isolated from a treatment. We offer a range of bridge plugs from cast iron to plugs based on the innovative LOCK™ series.

  • Permanent bridge plug
  • HM bridge plug
  • AluPack bridge plug
  • Permanent Composite Plug
  • Single pack MK1 plug/packer system
  • Extra range production packer