BRISBANE, Queensland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brisbane-based technical services company WellDog is launching its Australian-developed downhole pressure gauge product line in the United States this month.
The announcement from WellDog came as Wyoming Governor Matt Mead touched down in Brisbane for a tour of WellDog's Brisbane head office and to attend the International Advanced Coal Technology Conference early this week in Brisbane.
WellDog CEO Dr. John Pope said the company's move to export technical products that it has developed in Australia was commencing via work contracts with a number of US shale oil and gas producers.
Mr. Pope said that WellDog's Australian group had developed its industry-leading downhole gauge systems over the past three years in collaboration with Australian coal seam gas operators including Arrow Energy and BG-QGC.
"In 2010 we began exporting our coal gas testing technology from the US to Australia. While helping local operators address an unrelated supply gap in production optimisation equipment, we have become the highest volume installer of downhole gauge systems in the world," Dr. Pope said.
"As a result we have developed innovative solutions to key problems in Australian coal seam gas reservoir and aquifer monitoring, and established excellent worldwide supply chains to support those innovations.
"We've successfully introduced our downhole gauge systems to coal miners and onshore oil and gas companies in eastern Australia and we're now leveraging this unique expertise and exporting the technology we've created here in Australia back into the US for the shale gas and oil market."
Mr. Pope said the first work contracts and further demand in the USA had prompted the company to invest in growing its presence there, with an initial expansion of its Wyoming corporate headquarters and research and development base to include manufacturing, inventory and field operations.
"We are confident that with continued cross pollination of Australian and international technologies that WellDog can continue to develop products and services that increase production, improve economics and reduce environmental and social impacts for our customers," he said.
Further information on WellDog and its technical products and services can be found at www.welldog.com.