Perforating Charges

Originally the AdvancedPerf™ company, SWM’s shaped charge group is leading the industry in the development of perforation charges. This group includes some of the industry’s leading experts in the engineering and application of perforating charges, offering over 140 years of combined charge development experience. From its 15,000 square foot location in Poolville, Texas, SWM is setting new standards in meeting customers’ needs for charges that deliver consistently reliable perforating performance.

Selection of Charge Designs for Best Match to the Application

SWM’s AdvancedPerf product line includes three core charge types, each offering a wide range of perf-creating options, ensuring the best match of charge to the application.

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

Three shaped charges for perforating operations.

AdvancedAlignTM Charge

AdvancedAlign™ Charges are the only charges that are engineered, tested and proven to work with 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 .250 – .550, producing the industry’s only truly “burr-free” perforations. 

These “burr-free” perforations reduce hole friction and turbulence, delivering more uniform pressure throughout the formation, for better overall perforating performance.

Like all AdvancedPerf offerings, these charges can be modified to meet the specific requirements of your application.

Learn more about how the AdvancedAlign charges are paired with SWM’s AdvancedPerf guns to deliver optimized perforating accuracy and consistency.

Two shaped charges for perforating operations.

AdvancedFracTM Equal-EntryTM Charge

The AdvancedFrac™ Equal-Entry Charge is the only equal entry charge that delivers “Burr-Free,” low standard deviation perforating performance at all angles. This proven charge produces holes ranging from .350 – .550. To best meet your requirements, FracEntry Charges can be modified based on the application.

Shaped charge for perforating operations.

AdvancedTM Good-HoleTM Charge

Proven in thousands of perforating applications, Advanced™ Good-Hole Charges are a general-purpose charge designed to deliver low standard deviation holes ranging from .300 – .450. Advanced Good-Hole Charges are able to be modified to meet the specific requirements of your application.