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Hydro-Firing Tool: Patent Pending with a PE Stamp from PES

The First Down Oil Services hydro-firing tool is patent pending and has a PE stamp from Practical Engineering Solutions. This hydro-firing head is a 2-in-1 solution that allows you to pump a full column of cement immediately after the bridge plug is confirmed set. You'll notice that the tool activates a standard wireline pressure setting tool that can now run on pipe, shearing the plug instantly without multiple excessive pressure.


There are several challenges with the current method of hydro-firing bridge plugs. The process is time-consuming, laborious, and expensive. It was this assessment that lead First Down Oil Services to develop a faster way; easier way; and less expensive way.

Conventional Tool Vs. First Down’s Hydro-Firing Head

Convention Tool

  • Multiple pressures are applied to set.
  • Tension pulls are required to release.
  • Must be set in clean fluids.
  • Over pressuring will damage tool.
  • Tool must be sent in for rebuilding.
  • Tool is transported in baskets.

First Down’s Hydro-Firing Head

  • Single pressure applied to set.
  • Instant, automatic shearing from tool.
  • Can be set in dirty fluids or heavy mud.
  • Over pressuring will not damage the tool.
  • Easily rebuilt multiple times on location.
  • Tool is transported in hand carry case.

2 in 1 Solution

The Hydro-Firing Head provides a 2-in-1 solution that allows you to pump a full column of cement immediately after the bridge plug is confirmed set.

  • Shortest BHA in the industry (59 inches)
  • Suitcase size allows for simple mobilization
  • Can be used for multiple settings
  • Can be rebuilt on location within 5 minutes

The tool activates a standard wireline pressure setting tool. This is a tool that can run on pipe. It will shear the plug instantly without any multiple excessive pressures and tension pulling or possible auto-fill valve failures.

Written in collaboration with
Practical Engineering Solutions


PES (Practical Engineering Solutions), located in Lafayette, Louisianaprovided PE review/stamp and mechanical engineering services on this project. PES will always be dedicated to providing top-notch customer service to meet our industry demands.

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