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

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Chapter 13

Wireline Fishing

Abstract

One of the most challenging of all fishing jobs is the recovery of wireline and the tool or instruments run with it. The first consideration in wireline fishing is always whether the line has parted or it is still intact. There are also different procedures for electric (or conductor) lines and swab and sand lines.

Keywords

Cable-guide method

Center-prong rope spear

Donut guide

Electric submersible pumps

Explosive sand-line cutter

Side-door overshot method

One of the most challenging of all fishing jobs is the recovery of wireline and the tool or instruments run with it. The first consideration in wireline fishing is always whether the line has parted or it is still intact. There are also different procedures ...

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