Packer

Published at 02:25PM - 20/01/15

A Packer is a downhole device that is used to form a seal within the wellbore.

A Baker Hughes Reactive Element (RE) Packer

A Baker Hughes Reactive Element (RE) Packer

Packers typically work by either inflation or compression, causing an annular shaped rubber ballon to expand and seal the wellbore.

Packers are run into the wellbore in a decompressed state.

Once in place, the packer will be engaged, causing the rubber annular to seal.