SWM Technologies is the only company to provide a true self-orienting perforating system, matching specially engineered, tested, and proven guns (PerfAlign™ Self-Orienting Gun) and charges (AdvancedAlign™ Charges).

To learn more about the SWM Self-Aligning Perforating System and how it might work for your application, email us at sales@swmtx.com or call us at 877-665-8747.

The PerfAlign™ Self-Orienting Gun

The SWM System starts with the PerfAlign Self-Orienting Gun. This gun, proven in over 500,000 runs, has set a new standard in perforating system technology. The PerfAlign gun is able to rotate freely, so wellbore friction concerns are virtually eliminated. Weight bars are also unnecessary, so there is no issue of orienting the gunstream towards the weight bars. Instead, each PerfAlign gun naturally orients to the center of gravity inside the gun barrel.

Further proof of the outstanding performance of the PerfAlign is confirmed by data collected from downhole camera imaging during the gun’s perforating runs. In fact, the performance of the PerfAlign is, by far, the most documented of any orientation gun in the industry.

As an added benefit, the PerfAlign is proven to decrease completion costs by reducing pumping time and the chemicals required to frac a well.

Key features of the PerfAlign gun include:


  • Proven in 500,000+ runs, more than any competitive orientation gun
  • Cuts completion costs by reducing pumping time and chemical usage
  • Eliminates wellbore friction concerns
  • Automatically orienting design for accurate perforating
  • Up to 8 shots per gun
  • Able to perforate at any desired angle or orientation
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AdvancedAlign™ Charges

The second part of the SWM self-orienting perforating system are the AdvancedAlign™ Charges, which  are engineered, tested, and proven to improve perforations in self-orienting guns. These charges deliver superior accuracy and consistency when teamed with the SWM PerfAlign™ Gun.

AdvancedAlign Charges are designed to shoot holes ranging from 0.250 – 0.550 inches, producing the industry’s only “burr-free” perforations. These “burr-free” perforations reduce hole friction and turbulence, delivering more uniform pressure throughout the formation, for better overall perforating performance. SWM will also design and test specifically for your application and desired hole size.


AdvancedAlign™ Charges Engineered for Your Application

If you have a very specific requirement for charge performance, let us know. We’ll be glad to custom develop, test, and produce a charge designed specifically for your application. Just email us at sales@swmtx.com or call us at 877-665-8747.