Omega Completion Technology Announces Three Year Canadian Contract


Omega Completion Technology has today [Monday 23rd July] announced a three-year agreement to supply a Canadian oil service company with its bespoke oilfield technology. The Aberdeen-based firm will be supplying Versa Line Services with equipment for high deviation intervention work not currently available anywhere else in North America.

The specialist tools being supplied by Omega will allow Versa Line Services to extend slickline and electric line operations in the high angle wells. These tools have already achieved operations at greater deviation than has previously been possible. The announcement is the latest in a series of contract wins for Omega, which has recently secured new orders in Germany, Israel, Norway, Saudi Arabia and Holland.

Omega’s senior business development manager Malcolm Adam says, “Versa Line had identified multiple wells above a certain level of deviation where they were unable to get their existing tools to operate. They are now using our high-deviation packages and achieving a much greater degree of success.

“Versa Line has been able to enter into wells that would normally require coil tubing and tractors, and have managed operations at deviations in excess of 78°which they had never even attempted to reach before. We have now been contracted to produce even smaller sizes of this high deviation equipment and we believe that it will bring Versa Line even greater success.

“Omega has had a great year so far and our client base is continuing to grow internationally. The machine shop in Aberdeen, where all our tools are developed and produced in-house, will be kept very busy for the foreseeable future.

“We currently employ 57 staff. The additional work that has been generated for Omega this year has required us to expand the workforce, and we continue to actively recruit additional members to the team.”

In addition to the high-deviation packages, Omega will also be supplying specialist technical support and will welcome members of the Versa Line staff to its headquarters in Dyce to undergo high-level training on operating the tools.

Omega has over 20 years of history in developing products for well intervention and completion, and currently holds 23 patents. All of the firm’s products are designed and produced in-house, including electronics design and manufacture. More information about the company can be found at

Malcolm Adam, senior business development manager at Omega Completion Technology.

The Omega Completion Technology equipment is exclusive to us in Western Canada and allows us to perform operations that far exceed any of our competitors capabilities.

New Packages

We now offer a down hole memory camera, hydrostatic setting tool that eliminates the need for explosives and allows a mechanical setting option even in a horizontal application and also a complete line of completion tools that utilize Omega’s patented Command Activated Technology. The completion tools use pressure command signals or timed actuation to operate down hole tools remotely without the need for any type of intervention.


Omega Completion Technology provides two styles of high deviation wireline strings. The primary focus on the first string is to reduce / eliminate any friction that we would have in a conventional wireline tool string, this is called the Omega High Deviation Tool String (HDTS). To date we have completed four separate operations with the basic tool string, HDTS. We achieved a impressive 87 degrees, even without the use of the catapult to propel us into the well. Each time we put the tools in the ground they have exceeded our expectations. We have not even scratched the surface with the true potential of these tools. We can now offer our clients an alternate intervention method for plugging, logging, fishing and deployment operations, at a fraction the price of other intervention methods, such as coil tubing, threaded pipe or well tractors.


The second string is actually an extension of the first. The minor components, roller subs and high deviation tube jars are combined with a Catapult and a Horizontal Self Cocking Jar. The second string is called the Horizontal Well Access System (HWAS). In combination these tools effectively take away the need for gravity to operate a wireline tool string.

Feature Omega Tool


Slickline Roller

Features interchangeable hardened wheels that allow the fitment of the largest wheel size possible for a particular completion.


"Versa-Line has been providing services in my area for several years. When I have Versa-Line on our sites I know the job will get done safely, efficiently and with Penn West’s best interests in mind. The equipment provided is always in excellent condition and I have never heard a negative comment from the field in regards to Versa-Line's performance. For my operations, Versa-Line's units and people provide unmatched professionalism and versatility to get the job done right and done on time. I would recommend Versa-Line to anyone looking for dedicated, skilled people who provide top-notch wireline and swabbing services."

~Deral Haner
Production Technologist
Penn West Exploration