Press release

Hunting Releases ControlFire Recon Cartridge

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Titan Division of Hunting Energy Services, a subsidiary of Hunting PLC, the international energy services company, today introduced its new ControlFire® Recon cartridge for use in Hunting’s plug-and-play perforating systems.

This inherently safe select-fire initiation device features the latest ControlFire Recon switch pre-assembled to Hunting’s patent-pending modular detonator. With ControlFire Recon technology, the user can interrogate the downhole tool string, including detonator resistance – the first switch on the market to do so. The compact cartridge package allows for simple, wire-free arming at the wellsite, and unparalleled safety and real-time performance during perforating operations.

Compliant with API RP 67 Group 2 initiator requirements, the Recon cartridge is immune to radio frequency, electrostatic discharge and stray voltages up to 500 volts. Hunting’s ControlFire switch has a near 100% success rate, and is viewed as the industry standard in addressable switch technology.

About Hunting

Hunting PLC is an international energy services provider to the world’s leading upstream oil and gas companies. Established in 1874, it is a premium-listed public company traded on the London Stock Exchange. The Company maintains a corporate office in Houston and is headquartered in London. As well as the United Kingdom, the Company has operations in Canada, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.

The company’s Hunting Energy Services Titan Division engineers and manufactures perforating systems, wireline selective firing systems, cased hole logging instruments, nuclear detectors, energetics, and associated wireline hardware and accessories.