The VSI-X Single String Double-Grip Production Packer is one of the most versatile packers on the market. It is a modification of the ASI-X Packer with the advantage of being able to set on electric line or hydraulically.
An On-Off Tool Stinger with Wireline Plug installed can be attached to the top of the VSI-X Packer which can then be lubricated in the hole and set under pressure. Once set, casing pressure can be bled off and the tubing with an On-Off Tool Overshot can be run and latched onto the packer. The Wireline Plug can then be removed.
The VSI-X Packer converts to a mechanically set ASI-X by removing the shear screws and installing drag blocks. This packer sets with 1/4 right-hand rotation; and releases with 1/4 right- hand rotation and can be left in tension, compression or neutral.
- Wireline or Tubing set u Sequentially released upper slip system
- Bypass valve opens before upper slips are released
- 1/4 turn to set, 1/4 turn to release (ASI-X version)
- Available in shear release