ADS Services has acquired the PowerChokes business unit from Expro Americas including manufacturing capabilities and intellectual property. ADS has recently opened the industry’s only dynamic MPD testing and training school, including a high-capacity and high-pressure flow loop. This facility will be open to clients in early 2021 for training of E&P operator staff, rig, and wellsite personnel on the systems and procedures used for managed pressure drilling and dynamic well control. Expro acquired PowerChokes 14 years ago.
The PowerChokes business unit consists of pressure control-related product sales and service, along with a rental offering of well control and MPD equipment. Product sales and services are provided for various domestic, offshore, and international drilling markets, and will soon be introducing new products for the completion and production pressure control markets. In addition to acquiring the PowerChokes business unit, ADS and Expro are establishing an international partnership agreement to provide value-added MPD services in several regions around the world.