Today marks a celebration here at RGL—it’s been five years since we officially branded RGL. Now, we look back at how much we’ve accomplished and what’s to come.
RGL built its business from the ground up as a manufacturer of slotted liner used for sand control in heavy-oil wells. The company eventually came to lead that segment of the industry through innovations in slot design engineering, proprietary modelling, and patented manufacturing equipment. RGL’s custom lines of automated slotting, seaming, and deburring machines are like no other in the world, in terms of producing high-quality seamed and straight slotted liner. RGL is the only API Q1, API 5CT, and ISO 9001:2015 certified slotted liner manufacturing company in the world. In Canada, over 90% of the heavy oil produced by in-situ methods flows through RGL’s proSLOT® and proSEAM™ products.
RGL’s history dates back to 1985 when G&L Slotco Oilfield Service was formed as the sole slotted liner company in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The transition years for RGL began in 2004, when both G&L and Regent Energy Group purchased smaller competitor companies. In 2011, G&L and Regent combined to form the single largest slotted liner company in the world.
In August of 2014, RGL was formed after the sale of Regent/G&L to a large private equity firm to create a new path to technological innovation and international growth. Based in Calgary, Alberta, the privately-owned RGL provides engineering, products, and services for sand control, flow control, and downhole completions tools for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) solutions, as well as conventional exploitation for the oil and gas industry world-wide.
In 2015, RGL expanded their sand control and flow control product lines and services both horizontally and vertically, thereby providing customers with an integrated package of products and solutions.
RGL’s CEO Rene VandenBrand attributes the growth curve over the past five years to the unique team behind the brand.
“The culture we are creating at RGL is that of innovative, technical experts who are absolutely passionate about winning,” said VandenBrand. “We have a group of driven individuals who want to make a difference in our industry. That energy, vitality and drive to get customers the best value possible, is being recognized globally.”
RGL’s evolution has given rise to new opportunities, expanding the knowledge base and applying our technology in new applications and locations. Through continual research and development, RGL effectively develops a better understanding of reservoir characteristics, and how best to optimize them. Based on reservoir data and empirical and theoretical information, RGL has developed proprietary in-house engineering models and programs, which provide essential answers to everything from optimal slot configuration to optimal aperture sizing and reservoir contact, to optimal completions for both inflow and outflow distribution. RGL’s depth of knowledge in heavy-oil recovery and unconventional resource extraction is unmatched throughout the world and is continually applied to new methods and applications.
Today, we are a global oil and gas service business with 35 years of manufacturing experience; more than 25,000 sand control wells; and 1,100-plus wells utilizing our flow control devices (FCDs). RGL continues to be a leading supplier of flow control and sand control devices in the Canadian oil sands, the US, the Middle East, and South America. RGL has a worldwide footprint, with manufacturing locations in Canada, the United States, and Oman, as well as licensed partners in Scotland and Dubai and agents in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
GROWING WITH INDUSTRY
Working alongside producers and operators on the frontlines of the industry, RGL recognized the need for a more comprehensive portfolio of sand control solutions. Today, a broad range of technologies including proWRAP®, proSLOT®, proSEAM™, proMESH™, proPUNCH®, and proPACK™ are available. RGL also recognized the need for standard and custom inflow and outflow control devices. Our industry-leading technical team has advanced reservoir optimization using our patented FCD nozzle technology and proLAB™ services. As a result, RGL has the capability to address the most challenging reservoir profiles.
Another cornerstone to RGL’s success in an ever-changing industry is its dedication to customer satisfaction.
“We deliver on promises,” said VandenBrand. “We do a tremendous job working with customers, being flexible, and finding solutions that work. When we need to change direction, we do what it takes to deliver the right solution for our customer.”
We take pride in being leaders in sand and flow control technologies offering science-driven solutions, front-line expertise, and full-cycle service. To learn more about what drives RGL, visit https://www.rglinc.com/about/
RGL Reservoir Management
RGL engineers and manufactures sand control and flow control products for highly challenging reservoirs. We use innovation and technology to build value for our customers by understanding their reservoirs and providing the right solution for long-term performance.