Delivering differentiated innovative expandable packer technology for the refrac market
Dating back to 1984, MorphPackers technology leverages more than 30 years of intellectual property, knowledge and a successful track record from its origins in META Downhole Limited (previously a READ Well Services AS group company), prior to being spun out to form MorphPackers Limited in 2016.
MorphPackers’ expandable technology was first successfully tested in 2008 and has seen significant advancement in the product suite and its range of applications in recent years alongside a number of blue chip development partners. Today, our suite of expandable packers are protected by over 20 patents covering the unique methods of sealing & anchoring. We remain committed to investing in R&D as we continue to evolve our technology portfolio to meet new well applications.
Our Technology Story
The origins of MorphPackers' technology dates back to 1984 when READ WELL SERVICES AS was established
MorphPackers' expandable steel packers first successfully run downhole proving technology
2011 Metal to Metal Sealing
Meta Downhole formed with a focus on metal to metal sealing technology delivering instant, gas tight permanent isolation, that today, forms a key feature of our suite of packers
2014 - 2015 Innovation
Development of STORM™ Refrac packer and CENTURION™ Production packer technology
2016 Unlocking MorphPackers Potential
MorphPackers Limited spun out of META Downhole to focus exclusively on delivering proven expandable steel packer technology to the refrac market
Today Our Vision
MorphPackers vision is to be the leading independent in expandable steel packer technology
Who we are
MorphPackers is a leading provider of revolutionary and highly innovative expandable steel packers specializing in refrac packers and production packers for the global oil and gas sector. MorphPackers’ expandable steel packer solutions offer the lowest price to performance ratio for refrac solutions by optimizing production, enhancing life of field and reducing well construction costs.
What we do
MorphPackers’ STORM™ refrac packer is at the heart of redefining the approach to re-stimulation of existing wells. The STORM™ refrac packer provides a cost effective solution, that eliminates the uncertainty of chemical diverters, to re-stimulate existing wells while maintaining maximum ID and enhancing field recovery.
CENTURION™ represents a complete rethink of production packer technology offering exceptional strength and superior sealing capabilities. With only one moving part, CENTURION™ is significantly more reliable and affordable than any other packer delivering the largest performance envelope in its class.
Our Clients & Sponsors
MorphPackers are proud to work with a diverse client base including majors, multinational oil companies, independent operators, national oil companies and service companies. Our innovative expandable steel packers have attracted significant operator interest and R&D sponsorship.
Steve NicolChairman & CEORead bioSteve NicolChairman & CEO
Working in the oil & gas industry for over 20 years, Steve spent nine years at Red Spider Technology. Starting as the company’s first employee, he rose from Production Manager to CEO, securing significant investment for growth before the company was successfully acquired by Halliburton. He continued working for Halliburton, and was latterly responsible for the strategic direction and portfolio mix of the product group in his role as Senior Group Innovation & Marketing Manager. Steve joined MorphPackers as Chairman in July 2018, taking on the additional role of CEO in February 2019.
Demonstrating success in operational, technical and business management roles, Steve has also held several non-executive positions in the industry, and has been honoured with the Inspiring Leader Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Cameron RadtkeTechnology & ManufacturingRead bioCameron RadtkeTechnology & Manufacturing
Cameron has 15 years of industry experience primarily in the field of completion technology. Cameron joined META in 2014 with responsibility for Technology and Testing before the spin out of MorphPackers in 2016. Prior to this Cameron most recently held the position of Regional Engineering Manager – Eastern Hemisphere for Packers Plus where he spent five years of his career.
Malcolm PitmanBusiness Development & USA OperationsRead bioMalcolm PitmanBusiness Development & USA Operations
Malcolm has more than 37 years’ experience, off and onshore, in the international oil and gas industry and specifically in completions, drilling and well intervention services. He served for five years on the Society of Petroleum Engineers drilling and completion advisory committee and formed its well integrity section.
Malcolm is also the director and owner of Well Performance IOM Limited, a company set up to supply strategic support, independent review, technical procurement, technology transfer and evaluation, expert opinion, due diligence, technical and management services to the oil and gas industry.
Reece RobertsUSA Business Development, PermianRead bioReece RobertsUSA Business Development, Permian
Reece started his career in the industry in 2005 at the end of a 36” pipe wrench building and repairing service packers for Weatherford. From there he has worked in operations and sales roles within the Permian Basin for both Packers Plus and NCS Multistage. He has since started the Permian PetroLink LLC. Permian PetroLink vets and promotes innovative technologies to operators in the Permian Basin from a sales and technical standpoint. Reece has been a member of the SPE since 2013. He currently serves as Chair of the SPE Completions and Operations Study Group for the Permian Basin. Reece has been representing MorphPackers in the US since 2017.
DJ SnyderUSA Business Development, Mid-ContinentRead bioDJ SnyderUSA Business Development, Mid-Continent
DJ Snyder has worked in development, operations and sales support roles in every major US Unconventional Basin including Alaska over a ten year period with Packers Plus. He played a key role in deploying new completion technologies. DJ set up Ichor in 2018. Ichor helps develop, build, sell and operate new drilling, completions and production technologies in the US. DJ has been representing MorphPackers since the beginning of 2019.
DJ has a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech. He has authored over 25 technical papers, published in JPT, World Oil, and American Oil and Gas Reporter. He currently serves on the board of directors with SPE YP in Oklahoma City.
Chris CockrillDesign EngineerRead bioChris CockrillDesign Engineer
After studying mechanical and offshore engineering BEng(Hons) at Robert Gordon University, Chris began his career in the oil and gas sector in 2011. As a Design Engineer, specifically in the development of completion equipment, Chris spent 4 years at Baker Hughes as part of the engineering development program. Chris joined the Morphpackers design team in 2017, with responsibility for developing and testing the portfolio of products we offer.
Philip TurrellDesign EngineerRead bioPhilip TurrellDesign Engineer
Philip graduated from The Robert Gordon University in 2011, receiving a Masters with Merit in Mechanical Engineering. As part of his fast track degree, he completed two summer placements with Baker Hughes, leading him to secure a full time position in the completions department as a Research, Design and Development Engineer. During the following 5 years at Baker Hughes, Philip completed all three stages of the Engineering Development Program, taking the lead on customer and market driven design projects, and provided engineering support to the manufacturing and assembly departments. Philip joined the MorphPackers engineering team at the end of 2016.
Jo BonnerFinancial ControllerRead bioJo BonnerFinancial Controller
Having worked for over 10 years in Engineering and HSE for Amoco and then BP, Jo moved into the finance sector whilst working for Randy Smith Training Solutions in Aberdeen. Following 2 years living in the Middle East, Jo then worked as a Management Accountant for an engineering company. Initially joining the MorphPackers team in 2017 as Finance Manager, Jo has since been promoted to Financial Controller.