The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations: Tools, Techniques, and Rules of Thumb

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No fishing job is a welcome operation, but this new edition of a classic reference helps you do the job efficiently and economically. This practical guide is packed with illustrations and descriptions of fishing equipment and tools to help you solve just about any fishing problem. Foremen, engineers, and superintendents who write procedures, make drilling decisions, and supervise operations will find this handy book invaluable, and trainees will find it an excellent learning manual.

Oilwell Fishing Operations tells how to free stuck pipe, part the pipe string, and repair casing. It describes the various types of catching tools, jars, mills, junk, baskets, and hydrostatic and rotating bailers, along with washover operations, wireline fishing, fishing in cavities, and fishing in high angle deviated and horizontal wells. The author's tips and warnings are sure to save you time and money in avoided misruns, downtime, and lost equipment.

* Currently, there is no other book on the market focused only on oilwell fishing operations.
* Covers all of the best practices for oilwell fishing operations and all of the latest equipment.
* The first book in the "Gulf Drilling Guides" series, the first, last, and only stop for the drilling engineer with a problem to solve.

Audience: Reservoir engineers, drilling engineers, tool pushers, derrickmen.

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"The guidebook is informative, casual, simply stated and up to date. Strengths include presentation of tools and techniques in a sequence that enable the reader to build a knowledge pyramid from a strong foundation and reinforce with relevant and intuitively progressing chapters. In an industry (Fishing, Milling & Well Intervention) valued at an estimated 2 billion dollars per year, there is a shroud of mystery surrounding the craft. Fishing has been referred to as "The Black Art" by some and is often misunderstood and poorly practiced because of lack of training and understanding. This guide, written in plain language, without being suffocated with formulas and graphs instead is illustrated and easily read. These benefits give the guide strong appeal." — Michael Reilly, Director

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750677028
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/21/2003
  • Series: Gulf Drilling Guides Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe is the director of marketing and technology of fishing services at Baker Oil Tools. He has been in the fishing tool business since 1977, starting as shop foreman and working his way through tool operator, assistant manager, district, manager, and regional operations manager. He has worked in several international locations, Egypt, Singapore and Australia for Baker Oil Tools, moving to Houston in 1997 in his current role. He holds one co-patent for down-hole vibration technology and other application in progress. He has presented papers with SPE and other organizations along with co-authoring articles for trade journals.

David has been involved with fishing operations for his entire career, since 1971. He has been with Baker Oil Tools since 1978 as a fishing tool operator and has held the title of Senior Applications Specialist since 1997. He has co-written articles for Hart and SPE, and he has 1 patent and 4 patent applications in progress.

Mark is Thru-Tubing Fishing Product Line Manager with Baker Oil Tools. Since joining Baker Oil Tools in early 1997 Mark has held positions as thru-tubing operations engineer and live well Interventions operations manager based in the UK. Prior to that he spent 8 years working with coiled tubing service companies as a technical engineer. He relocated to Houston in September 2000 to take up his current position. Mark has written articles for various industry journals and co-authored numerous SPE papers. Mark is also a member of the International Coiled Tubing Association (Icota).

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Table of Contents

Forward Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Overview Chapter 2 Communication and Avoiding Haxards Chapter 3 Economics of Fishing Chapter 4 Cardinal Rules in Fishing Chapter 5 Pipe Sticking Chapter 6 Determining Stuck Point Chapter 7 Parting the Pipe String Chapter 8 Catch Tools Chapter 9 Jarring Stuck Pipe or Tools Chapter 10 Washover Operations Chapter 11 Loose Junk Fishing Chapter 12 Mills and Rotary Shoes Chapter 13 Wireline Fishing Chapter 14 Retrieving Stuck Packers Chapter 15 Fishing in Cavities Chapter 16 Sidetracking Methods Chapter 17 Section and Pilot Milling Chapter 18 Repair of Casing Failures and Leaks Chapter 19 Fishing in High Angle Deviated and Horizontal Wells Chapter 20 Plug and Abandon Operations Chapter 21 Miscellaneous Tools Chapter 22 Thru-tubing Standard Tools Chapter 23 Thru-tubing Fishing Chapter 24 Thru-tubing Fishing Jars and Accelerators

Chapter 25 Thru-tubing Debris Catchers Chapter 26 Thru-tubing Workover Motors Chapter 27 Thru-tubing Milling Chapter 28 Thru-tubing Underreaming Chapter 29 Coiled Tubing Conveyed Tubing and Drill Pipe Cutting Chapter 30 Thru-tubing Impact Drilling Glossary Bibliography Index

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