DynaSelect Integrated Switch-Detonators Enable the Lowest Risk, Highest Reliability Selective Perforating Operations in Conventional and Unconventional Wells on Land and Offshore

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - May 5, 2015) -  OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE -- DynaEnergetics, a business of Dynamic Materials Corporation (NASDAQ: BOOM), announced today that its unique DynaSelect™ selective perforating system surpassed 250,000 perforating shots fired without a safety incident. The system allows wireline and perforating service companies to help oil and gas companies lower the risk and total cost of operations of completions requiring multiple guns to be fired on a single trip into the well.

"The DynaSelect system includes the world's first and only fully integrated switch-detonator," said Ian Grieves, president of DynaEnergetics. "This intrinsically safe system guarantees the highest levels of perforating reliability and safety, and results in significant rig time and completion savings."

Unlike traditional perforating switches and detonators, the integrated switch-detonator requires a series of specific digital codes for initiating so that stray voltage/current, RF signals and other energy sources cannot unintentionally initiate the detonator or igniter. Because the system is intrinsically safe, a gun cannot be fired unless coded signals are received from a firing panel at surface.

Since its introduction two years ago, more than a quarter million select-fire perforations have been shot without a single safety incident. Improvements in selective perforating reliability have reduced the chances of a gun or bridge plug misfire or surface detonation, thus eliminating millions of dollars in operating costs resulting from lost time due to injuries, misruns or fishing.

About DynaEnergetics
DynaEnergetics innovative perforating systems make a measureable impact on well productivity, completion cost and safety. As the only global perforating manufacturer that designs, manufactures and qualifies all of its equipment and accessories in-house, DynaEnergetics ensures unmatched performance and the lowest total cost of operations. www.DynaEnergetics.com

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