New Drilling Reamer With Unique on/off Mechanism Will Save Operators Time and Money

By Paradigm Oilfield Services, PRNE
Sunday, May 1, 2011

HOUSTON, May 2, 2011 - Paradigm Oilfield Services is today launching a drilling reamer with a
unique pressure-controlled on/off mechanism, enabling operators to drill
ahead without having to pull the tool out of the hole to reset it.

The patent pending hydraulic Real Time Activation Drilling Reamer is
triggered by standpipe pressure changes, allowing continuous drilling and
potentially saving millions of dollars during multiple well operations.

Scotland headquartered Paradigm Oilfield Services, a subsidiary of
Netherlands' Paradigm Group, is unveiling a suite of innovative tools, custom
designed by its in-house design engineers to address global drilling
challenges at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston from 2 - 4 May.

Darren Ritchie, engineering manager at Paradigm Oilfield Services said:
"Our Real Time Activation Drilling Reamer is different from anything else in
the market because of its unique blade opening and the on/off mechanism can
be instantly activated even when drilling thousands of feet down. Other tools
with on/off features still depend on the operator feeding either a tag or a
ball down the hole, so we believe the time saving that our rapid action
pressure tool offers will be of great interest."

Paradigm will also be unveiling its new patent pending Circulation Sub
with the same inside mechanism as the drilling reamer. It can be used on
drill strings to aid cuttings transport, hole cleaning, increase circulation
rates and for tripping dry pipe. The unique repeatable system means the
Circulation Sub can be opened and closed as many times as required downhole
without waiting for a ball to land on a seat.

Paradigm is developing roller reamers and the team is also working on the
development of an innovative suite of torque and drag reduction tools for
entry into the market in 2012.

The company has just appointed a new manufacturing manager to support the
roll out of new product ranges. Bill Docherty has 35 years' experience in
manufacturing roles and joins from Fugro-impROV where he has been the
Purchasing and Materials Team Lead.

The company launched in 2009, offering a multi-million pound inventory of
equipment for sale and rent on short and long term contracts and currently
services clients in the USA, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Paradigm has invested more than $2 million to develop and bring the new
drilling technology to market and recently opened up a new base in
Aberdeenshire with offices, research and test facilities and a large
warehouse as it gears up for major growth this year.

Fraser Innes, CEO of the Paradigm Group said: "We have our sights set on
significant international growth and believe the market is right for our
groundbreaking drilling products. OTC is a fantastic platform to showcase our
tools and we look forward to the opportunities it will bring."

For further information and to request interviews with the design engineering team at OTC contact: Gayle Nicol +44-(0)7702-737135 gayle.nicol at, Jackie Robinson +44-(0)7711-281915 jackie.robinson at

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