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The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations, 2nd Edition by Joe P. DeGeare

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Chapter 4

The Cardinal Rules of Fishing

Abstract

Various general rules and procedures apply to most fishing situations. Operations, downhole equipment, formations, and human error can cause fishing to be necessary, and they also can restrict or prevent completion of a fishing job. Following the rules discussed in this chapter will help ensure the greatest chance of a successful fishing job.

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Fishing string

Fishing tool supervisor

Out-and-in fishing

Rope socket

Rules and procedures

Various general rules and procedures apply to most fishing situations. Operations, downhole equipment, formations, and human error can cause fishing to be necessary, and they also can restrict or prevent completion of a fishing job. Following the rules ...

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