• The industry’s least flow restrictive high expansion gauge hanger (1.3” body OD)
  • Retrofit deployment method for the SonicGauge™ Wireless Monitoring System
  • Short tool length (59cm to 82cm) designed for restricted height deployments
  • High load carrying capacity from 2,000kg (4,400 lbs) to 4,000kg (8,800 lb)
  • Gauge hanger sizing from 2-3/8” through to 13-3/8”



Our patented Barracuda™ HEX-Hanger™ is a high expansion gauge hanger that can be installed anywhere in tubing or casing allowing operators to securely anchor acoustic telemetry gauges, memory gauges, fluid samplers, and other downhole devices. The Barracuda was developed as a slickline retrofit deployment option for our SonicGauge™ Wireless Monitoring System in wells with no gauges or with a failed permanent downhole cabled gauge (PDHG).

The HEX-Hanger models service 2-3/8″ to 13-3/8″ tubing/casing sizes and are set by our Barracuda™ Electro-SET™, electro-mechanical rechargeable battery-powered setting tool. The tools are deployed via conventional slickline or e-line methods. The technology’s slimline 1.3” body OD offers significantly less flow restriction than our competitor’s technologies. The unique setting mechanism dislodges scales during the setting process and ensures slips are effectively engaged with the tubing wall. A force retention system ensures that the tool’s gripping force is maintained even with significantly changing well conditions. Our unique gripper design can withstand loads of 2,000kg (4,400lbs) to 4,000kg (8,800lbs) in either direction.

The name 'Barracuda' lends itself perfectly to the product line’s speed, strength and grip features, and most notably the compact size of each technology.



  • Slickline or e-line set using the Barracuda™ Electro-Mechanical Setting Tool
  • Setting Tool has a multi-run capability allowing for quick turnaround and reduced well site inventory
  • Ultra slim-line tool design to minimize flow restriction providing higher quality data
  • Extremely short length – Barracuda Setting Tool and Gauge Hanger overall length 152 - 182cm
  • Soft-set mechanism provides even slip force distribution and engagement with the tubing wall
  • Bi-directional slip design to withstand loads in either direction
  • High load carrying capacity in excess of 3,000kg (6,600 lbs)


High Expansion Gauge Hanger
TechnologyGauge HangerSetting Tool
ServiceField ServiceableMulti-Run Capacity
Tubing/Casing Size2-3/8" to 9-3/8"N.A.
External Diameter (OD)33.4mm (1.3")48mm (1.89")
Temperature Rating (Max.)No Limit150°C (302°F)
Pressure Rating (Max.)No Limit10,000psi
MaterialSuper DuplexSuper Duplex
Holding Capacity (Max.)4,000kgN.A.
Fishing Head1”. Jar up to retrieveN.A.
Flow Restriction2-3/8”: 52%
2-7/8”: 40%
3-1/2”: 31%
4-1/2": 24%
5-1/2”: 20%
7": 15%
7-5/8": 13%