BiSN Downhole Technology Events

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IADC/SPE Drilling Conference & Exhibition

Fort Worth Convention Center


SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Conference Center


SPE 8th Annual Sand Management Euroforum


April 30 –
May 3

OTC 2018

NRG Park


Decom Offshore 2018



SPE Aberdeen Well Late Life and Well Abandonment Conference






SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition



The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference

Abu Dhabi


SPE ICoTA Conference & Exhibition



Offshore Decommissioning Conference

St. Andrews

2017 Events


SPE Thermal Well Integrity and Design Symposium

The Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta Canada


SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference in Europe

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre in Aberdeen


4th Annual Offshore Well Intervention Conference GOM

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 6 E Greenway Plaza, Houston 77046


SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX


21st Annual Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium

New Orleans, LA


13th Annual Deepwater Intervention Forum

Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, TX


SPE Aberdeen 7th European Well Abandonment Seminar

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen


Late Life and Decommissioning SIG and SNS Rejuventation SIG event

Norwich City Football Club, Norwich


Global Corporate Venturing Symposium

Grange St. Paul’s Hotel, 10 Godliman Street, London, EC4V 5AJ


3rd Deepwater Decommissioning Workshop Gulf of Mexico

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 6 E Greenway Plaza, Houston 77046


Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

NRG Park in Houston, TX


SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference

George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX

SUCCESS at the ICoTA 2017 Awards - READ MORE

BiSN win Prestigious ICoTA Award
for Water Shut Off Tool

BISN is a leading provider of metal to metal downhole sealing solutions to the oil and gas industry. Utilising their in-house groundbreaking modified thermite heater, BiSN is breaking the mould of traditional usage of elastomer seals and cement for water shut off in oil and gas wells. As an innovative and dynamic organisation providing new solutions to some age old problems, BiSN has the capacity to react to market demands. With experienced engineers as part of their team, they are finding multiple applications for their unique sealing Wel-lok M2M™ technology.


Award Winning Intervention Technology

Confirmation that the Wel-lok M2M™ technology has the potential to revolutionise the industry was received when BiSN were not only selected as finalists for the ICoTA Intervention Technology Award, but were voted winners ahead of 13 other entries all from innovative businesses competing in technological solutions for well intervention. The ICoTA annual conference and exhibition held in March, attracted over 1600 attendees with an estimated 95% of these from the oil and gas industry. Entering the competition with the Wel-lok M2M™ WSO (Water Shut Off) tool, BiSN impressed the judges by the speed at which this new innovation has already been applied in the field, in a market notorious for reticence in the uptake of new products. The panel also recognised the value of BiSN’s Wel-lok M2M™ WSO capability to reduce local environmental impact and improve production whilst providing the engineer with an easily deployable tool. The high statistics of well life extension data undoubtedly helped to confirm this BiSN tool as a firm winner. The management of BiSN would like to thank the contribution from the operator and wireline service company involved in making the operation such a success.


ICoTA Intervention Award

ICoTA’s Intervention Award panel is a team of respected representatives from the industry. The objective of the award is to champion “the application of new intervention technologies which demonstrate; reduced risk, increased production, improved safety or minimised environmental impact”. Paul Carragher, CEO of BiSN was delighted to receive the recognition of the hard work and long hours he and his team have put into developing and promoting the innovative Wel-lok M2M™ technology over the last few years. “BiSN already has received backing from some key investors in the field as you will see from our website, but this award helps to really put BiSN on the map and will show all the major operators that we are serious about our innovation and it really does work in practice in the field. We hope that this achievement will open more doors for development and promotion of our technology across all stages of the well in the imminent future.”

In fact, as winners of this award, BiSN will be invited to present at other intervention and industry events throughout the year not only in the US but in Canada and Europe too. This achievement also enables the winner to have the opportunity to present at future ICoTA conferences for the next four years. ICoTA & SPE have been championing well intervention and coil tubing with this annual conference for 21 years, with substantial year on year growth making it one of he most popular events in the industry’s calendar. It is an ideal forum for showcasing new products and solutions combined with some thought provoking technical sessions and training courses. Using bismuth based alloys and thermite in the downhole environment BiSN has a portfolio of innovative products aimed at tackling some of the most difficult issues faced by the oil and gas industry. (Read more about Bismuth Plugs here)


What is the BiSN Technology?

The uniquely developed BiSN technology, branded ‘Wel-lok M2M™’ simply put means sealing the well with metal to metal (M2M). It has been run in numerous locations around the world in both on and offshore environments. To find out more details about its various applications see the website In the meantime here is a bit more about this innovative technology;


Technology Development – a potted history

Using bismuth based alloys to seal in downhole conditions was first tried by the Schlumberger brothers back in 1930’s using electrical heaters. It was continually tried using electrical heaters through the 1960s to 1990s, but without realistic practical implementation due to the time it takes for the heating process to take effect, as well as limitations on deployment depth and the specialist wireline equipment required to run the electrical heaters at that time. (Read more about Bismuth Plugs here)


What does BiSN do differently?

BiSN use modified thermite heaters, which makes this a game changing technology reducing the heating time required from hours to minutes and eliminates the need for any specialist wireline equipment, with no restriction on deployment depth. This is branded Wel-lok M2M™ with patents pending.


For more information or to discuss your any of your well sealing requirements you can contact BiSN; or call us +1 832 919 7500 (US), +44 (0)1928 597807 (UK) or +47 930 49013(Scandinavia).


Innovative and
Progressive Thinking

As an innovative and progressive organization, each year leaders in downhole technology, BiSN, attend oil and gas well conferences and conventions both in North America and Europe. Our philosophy is to always be looking to drive forward and find additional applications for our core Wel-lok M2M™ technology. Being at the forefront of any market breaking news is therefore one of the key elements to our success. We make it our business to associate with other leading innovators and you will often see the names of some of our Board of Directors on the speakers lists at these events.


The events we attend span all stage of the well from Drilling, through Completion and Intervention to Abandonment. Whether you are interested in water shut off, bridge plugs or gas migration issues at any stage of a well’s life, we will be interested to talk to you about our innovative sealing solutions. If you are also attending any of these events and would like to take the opportunity to meet up, please contact us.

We look forward to catching up with many other influential industry figures and customers at these events during 2018.

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