Gator Perforator

Gator Perforator – Hydro-mechanical perforating system

Explosive-free, cost-effective P&A solution

The Gator Perforator, by Lee Energy Systems, is a hydro-mechanical perforation system that is an alternative to conventional perforating guns in P&A operations. The Gator Perforator functions by mechanically cutting or perforating slots in the casing, providing a 360-degree circulation flow path to the formation or annulus. The tool can also be configured to cut through single and dual casings allowing access to both the B and C annulus.

Gator Series:

Types of Gator Perforator available:

  • The Pressure Perforating Tool (PPT)
  • The Deep Penetrator Tool (DPT)

The Gator PPT tool includes four blades and provides a scallop-shaped cut. The Gator DPT is designed for perforating dual or multiple strings of casing. For ease and simplicity of operation, the Gator Perforator can be deployed on coil tubing or drill pipe.


Depth Penetration Control ensures that there is no damage to the outer casing when perforating a casing inside casing.

Limitless cuts can be performed.

Compatibility with packers and bridge plugs to reduce trips.

The Gator Perforator creates scallop-shaped cuts by shearing the casing wall. This ensures no damage to the outer casing and allows a flow path to the annulus. The Gator Perforator can be configured with Standard and Deep Penetration knives. The knife longevity offers limitless cuts and up to 200 cuts can be achieved in a single trip across a 60m (180-ft) long section.