Chapter 14

Retrieving Stuck Packers

Abstract

As with any fishing job, it is useful to know as much about the equipment as possible when fishing stuck packers. If the make and model of the packer are known, data such as major dimensions, type, method of setting and releasing, and a picture or dimensional drawing can be obtained. Many times, it is beneficial to bring another packer of the same type to the well location. This provides immediate information if only a portion of the equipment is recovered and other parts remain in the well. Manufacturers’ literature containing such information should be kept on file if possible because designs change and companies merge, are acquired, or go out of business. As a result, this literature may be ...

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